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Table 5 Constraints related to the production of banana and plantain in South Benin

From: Banana and plantain production systems in Benin: ethnobotanical investigation, varietal diversity, pests, and implications for better production

Constraints Number of villages where the constraint is quoted Number of villages in which the constraint is ranked first Number of villages in which the constraint is ranked in the top five % of responses Rank
Pest damages 44 23 35 13.42 1
Drought 45 14 43 13.42 2
Wind causing plant fall 47 9 46 13.42 3
Excess water 42 3 23 8.94 4
Insufficient cultivated field 43 0 23 8.68 5
Viruses (BBTV and Fusarium Race1) 46 1 17 8.42 6
Insufficient performing varieties 42 0 18 7.89 7
Anthracnose 32 1 19 6.84 8
Poverty of the soil 42 0 8 6.57 9
Falling organs 37 0 11 6.32 10
Low time of conservation 38 0 8 6.05 11