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Table 2 Kersting’s groundnut grains storage constraints and proposed solutions to overcome them throughout the study area in function of regions, gender and sociolinguistic groups

From: Farmers knowledge, perceptions and management of Kersting’s groundnut (Macrotyloma geocarpum Harms) insect pests in Benin

  Regions Gender Sociolinguistic groups General (%)
South Centre Male Female Mahi Fon Idaatcha Nago Tchabé
Constraints (N = 28) (N = 51) (N = 57) (N = 22) (N = 42) (N = 29) (N = 5) (N = 2) (N = 1) (N = 79)
 Insects attacks 78.6 86.3 84.2 81.8 85.7 82.7 60 100 100 83.6
 Long duration of seeds drying 17.8 7.8 10.5 13.6 9.5 13.8 20 11.4
 Loss of seeds stored germination 3.9 1.8 4.6 4.8 20 2.5
 Lack of good storage containers 3.6 2 3.5 3.5 2.5
Proposed solutions (N = 14) (N = 38) (N = 39) (N = 13) (N = 30) (N = 17) (N = 3) (N = 2) (N = 0) (N = 52)
 Farmers training 42.9 34.2 41 23.1 33.3 41.2 33.4 50 36.6
 More efficient storage containers 7.1 36.8 25.6 38.4 40 11.8 50 28.8
 Resistant varieties 28.6 15.8 23.1 7.7 13.3 29.4 33.3 19.2
 More suitable chemicals insecticides 14.3 7.9 7.7 15.4 6.7 11.8 33.3 9.6
 Creation of farmers association 7.1 5.3 2.6 15.4 6.7 5.8 5.8
  1. N number of interviewed household heads