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Table 6 Possible remedies to taro extinction

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
Farming practices that can sustain taro production Fertilizer application 0 0 2 2 4
Irrigation, fertilizer application, use of disease-resistant varieties 1 0 1 1 3
use of disease-resistant varieties 48 50 46 46 190
Use of pesticides 1 0 1 1 3
  Total 50 50 50 50 200
Encouraging utilization can help sustain taro production Yes 50 50 50 50 200
No 0 0 0 0 0
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Ways to encourage the use of taro By exploring and publicizing its nutritional benefits 42 46 39 39 166
By exploring and publicizing its medicinal benefits 2 0 6 6 14
By publicizing the fact that it grows and matures earlier than most other tuber crops 6 4 5 5 20
Total 50 50 50 50 200