Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2008 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 11 No. 2, Issue of April 15, 2008
 


Table 1. Farmer and farm characteristics of surveyed hybrid and OPV growers.


Category

Hybrid growers

OPV growers

Area under eggplant(hectares)

0.48(0.5)**

0.28(0.21)

Total land area owned (hectares)

4.3(0.33)*

3.6(2.6)

Family size (number)

7.3(5)

6.6(3.4)

Age of the family head (years)

44.4(11.6)**

48.5(12.8)

Number of years of schooling

7.7(4.4)

7.2(4.8)

Access to banks(1– if good access, 0 otherwise)

0.87(0.34)**

0.76(.43)

Market size (’000)

2237(4138)**

7.7(9)

Number of irrigations per season

28.7(25)**

17.1(11.6)

District 1(1 if Jalgaon, 0 otherwise)

0.09(0.29)**

0.54(0.50)

District 2(1 if Nagpur, 0 otherwise)

0.28(0.45)

0.28(0.45)

District 3(1 if Ahmad Nagar, 0 otherwise)

0.4(0.5)**

0

District 4(1 if Nanded, 0 otherwise)

0.24(0.43)

0.18(0.39)

Number of observations

156

93

Standard deviations are given in the parentheses. Market size indicates the population size of the market in which eggplant is sold. The symbols **,* denote that the mean values are statistically different between the two groups at 5, and 15% levels respectively.


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