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Table 3 Production problems facing olive farmers

From: Production and marketing problems facing olive farmers in North Sinai Governorate, Egypt

Problems %
1 High price of fertilizers 64
2 High salinity of irrigation water 52
3 Poor level of extension services 48
4 High cost of irrigation through wells 47
5 Difficulty owning land 46
6 Lack of agricultural mechanization 39
7 Lack of know-how in various production processes 38
8 Rising prices of pesticides 38
9 Rising soil salinity 35
10 Lack of trained technical workers 31
11 High cost of maintenance of irrigation networks 28
12 High prices of suitable olive seedlings 27
13 Lack of irrigation network requirements 27
14 The spread of some pests and diseases 27
15 Lake of government services to farmers 25
16 Non-leveling of soil 24
17 Irregularity and insufficient rainfall 22
18 Lack of suitable varieties and seedlings 12
19 The harmful effect of floods 8
  1. Source: collected and calculated from the questionnaire form N = 100