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Table 1 Characteristics of sample farmers in rural areas of the Nile Delta in Egypt

From: Assessment of the traditional goat production systems in rural areas of the Nile Delta in Egypt

Farmer particulars Villages Total farmers
Shanway Kafr El Hema Sakyet Abu Sha’ra Samalay Kafr El Pharaonia
No.* % No.* % No.* % No.* % No.* % No.* %
Age
 Not sure 1 5 3 15 2 10 1 5 2 10 9 9
 20–30 3 15 5 25 3 15 4 20 5 25 20 20
 31–40 5 25 5 25 4 20 5 25 4 20 23 23
 41–50 5 25 2 10 5 25 5 25 5 25 22 22
 51–60 3 15 3 15 4 20 3 15 3 15 16 16
 61 and above 3 15 2 10 2 10 2 10 1 5 10 10
Marital status
 Married 16 80 14 70 18 90 14 70 17 85 79 79
 Single 4 20 6 30 2 10 6 30 3 15 21 21
Gender
 Male 16 80 18 90 17 85 19 95 18 90 88 88
 Female 4 20 2 10 3 15 1 5 2 10 12 12
Education status
 Illiterate 3 15 4 20 2 10 3 15 2 10 14 14
 Primary 7 35 9 45 12 60 8 40 11 55 47 47
 Secondary 5 25 2 10 4 20 6 30 3 15 20 20
 Graduated from university 5 25 5 25 2 10 3 15 4 20 19 19
Land ownership
 Lease 8 40 10 50 6 30 11 55 5 25 40 40
 Family 6 30 4 20 4 20 6 30 8 40 28 28
 Owner 6 30 6 30 10 50 3 15 7 35 32 32
Source of income
 Pension 2 10 3 15 1 5 3 15 5 25 14 14
 Work 6 30 7 35 8 40 4 20 5 25 30 30
 Sales 2 10 1 5 1 5 2 10 1 5 7 7
 Pension and sales 1 5 1 5 2 10 3 15 2 10 9 9
 Sales and work 4 20 3 15 2 10 2 10 4 20 15 15
 Pension and work 3 15 2 10 4 20 3 15 1 5 13 13
 Pension, work, and sales 2 10 3 15 2 10 3 15 2 10 12 12
  1. No.* = variable frequency of farmers