Skip to main content

Table 3 Previous information on the availability, cultivation and utilization of taro in the study areas

From: Causes and suggested remedies to taro endangerment in four regions of Ghana

Item Responses Respondent's region of residence Total
Ashanti Bono Western Eastern
Evidence of cultivation Yes 41 40 44 47 172
No 9 10 6 3 28
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Areas of natural availability if not cultivated Forest 0 0 0 0 0
Marshy areas 9 10 6 3 28
Total 9 10 6 3 28
Cultivars grown Kooko broni 21 0 0 0 21
Unknown 29 50 50 50 179
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Growth conditions Well-drained soil, water logged, high rainfall 1 0 1 1 3
Well-drained soil, high rainfall 1 0 2 2 5
High rainfall 20 15 24 22 81
Water logged soil, high rainfall 22 22 16 16 76
Soils with marginal fertility 6 13 7 9 35
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Season of cultivation Rainy season 46 50 47 1 144
Dry season 1 0 1 2 4
Both 3 0 2 47 52
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Respondent ever trading in taro Yes 1 0 5 4 10
No 49 50 45 46 190
Total 50 50 50 50 200