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Table 2 Demographic information of the farmers.

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

Particulars Farmers’ categories
Supported Non-supported
Average household size (no.) 5.0 (male: 68.0%; female: 32.0%) 6.0 (male: 65.0%; female: 35.0%)
Average sex distribution (% of farmers)   
 Male 72.0 76.0
 Female 28.0 24.0
Average farm size (ha) 0.67 0.62
Average age (years)   
 Below 15 years 12.8 14.3
 15–55 years 62.8 59.1
 Above 55 years 24.4 26.6
Literacy rate (% of farmers)   
 Illiterate 32.0 45.0
 Sign only 41.0 32.0
 Primary and above 27.0 23.0
Occupational status (% of farmers)   
 Agriculture only 20.0 18.0
 Agriculture and others 80.0 82.0