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Table 1 Socio-demographic characterstics of interviewed respondents (n = 165, %) in eastern Ethiopia in 2014

From: Stakeholders’ perception about aflatoxin contamination in groundnut (arachis hypogaea L.) along the value chain actors in eastern Ethiopia

Variables Farmers Traders Supportersa Consumers
N % N % N % N %
Sex group Male 53 70.7 7 23.3 18 60.0 13 43.3
Female 22 29.3 23 76.7 12 40.0 17 56.7
Age group <35 years old 23 30.7 11 36.7 9 30.0 11 36.7
35–50 years old 46 61.3 11 36.7 16 53.3 11 36.7
>50 years old 6 8.0 8 26.7 5 16.7 8 26.7
Marital status Single 28 37.3 11 36.7 15 50.0 15 50.0
Married 41 54.7 12 40.0 15 50.0 15 50.0
Divorced 6 8.0 6 20.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Widowed 0 0.0 1 3.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Educational level No formal education 51 68.0 9 30.0 0 0.0 6 20.0
Primary education 24 32.0 17 56.7 0 0.0 10 33.3
Secondary education 0 0.0 4 13.3 0 0.0 8 26.7
Teritery education 0 0.0 0 0.0 30 100.0 6 20.0
Household income per month (ETB) <3000 22 29.3 4 13.3 11 36.7 5 16.7
3000–10,000 46 61.3 11 36.7 10 33.3 15 50.0
>10,000 7 9.3 15 50.0 9 30.0 10 33.3
Years of experience <5 years 1 1.3 8 26.7 10 33.3 11 36.7
5–10 years 10 13.3 11 36.7 16 53.3 11 36.7
>10 years 64 85.3 11 36.7 4 13.3 8 26.7
  1. aHaramaya University, School of Plant Sciences, students and instructors