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Table 5 Possible causes of taro endangerment

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
Reasons taro is no more cultivated Lack of planting materials 22 20 11 14 67
Declined yield 1 0 4 4 9
Total 23 20 15 18 76
Reasons taro is no more consumed Unavailability 24 20 15 19 78
Associated ill-health 3 0 11 8 22
Total 27 20 26 27 100
Type of ailment associated with taro consumption Piles 1 0 2 2 5
Reduced sexual function 2 0 9 6 17
Total 3 0 11 8 22
Reasons for not trading taro anymore Unavailability 1 0 3 2 6
Total 1 0 3 2 6