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Table 5 Purpose of barley cultivation and the amount of barley production

From: Farmers’ knowledge on cultivation, utilization and conservation practices of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) in three selected districts in Ethiopia

District # respondents Purpose of barley cultivation (%) Mean amount of barley production (kg)* P-value
Only for home consumption Only for sale For home consumption and sale For home consumption For sale
Misha 120 19.7 12.5 67.8 329 361 0.167
Gumer 123 34.1 22 43.9 816 1451 ***
Hetosa 114 5.3 16.7 78.0 2057 2450 *
Total (3 districts) 357 20.5 16.8 62.7 1067 1420 ***
  1. *Mean amount of barley produced at household level for home consumption and for sale were compared by independent sample t-test. Value in level of significance are ***P < 0.001, *p < 0.05 and mean values with P > 0.05 are not significantly different and their respective p-value is shown