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Table 14 Problem confrontation index including ten (10) selected problems.

From: Government input support on Aus rice production in Bangladesh: impact on farmers’ food security and poverty situation

Identified problems Farmers’ categories
Supported (N = 60) Non-supported (N = 60)
Frequently (3) Occasionally (2) Rarely (1) Not at all (0) PCI Rank order Frequently (3) Occasionally (2) Rarely (1) Not at all (0) PCI Rank order
Insufficient support 17 26 12 5 115 4 23 17 14 6 117 3
Lack of proper distribution 24 16 14 6 118 3 16 16 18 10 98 10
Lack of proper training 15 13 22 10 93 10 15 17 20 8 99 9
High price of seed and fertilizer in the market 28 21 8 3 134 2 22 19 15 4 119 1
Lack of good quality seed and fertilizer 19 19 17 5 112 5 17 16 21 6 104 8
Low price of output 34 16 5 5 139 1 23 17 15 5 118 2
Lack of storage of product during harvesting 16 22 15 7 109 8 25 14 13 8 116 4
Lack of transportation facility 20 17 17 6 111 6 19 18 13 10 106 7
Less technical support from different organizations 18 19 15 8 107 9 19 17 17 7 108 6
Lack of scientific knowledge and method 20 14 19 7 110 7 21 18 14 7 113 5
  1. Calculation of PCI score for the problem of lack of insufficient support-PCI score of supported farmers = (17 × 3) + (26 × 2) + (12 × 1) + (5 × 0) = 115; PCI score of non-supported farmers = (23 × 3) + (17 × 2) + (14 × 1) + (6 × 0) = 117; PCI scores for rest of the problems were computed accordingly