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Table 1 Description, measurements and A-priori expectation of variables

From: Modeling Ghanaian cocoa farmers’ decision to use pesticide and frequency of application: the case of Brong Ahafo Region

Variable Measurement A-priori expectation
Gender 1 if male, 0 otherwise +
Age Years +
Educational level 1 = No formal education, 2 = Primary, 3 = JHS, 4 = SHS, 5 = Tertiary
Years of farming experience Years
Membership of FBO 1 = yes, 0 = otherwise +/−
Access to extension service 1 = member, 0 = otherwise +/−
Availability of agrochemical shop 1 = available, 0 = otherwise +
Access to credit 1 = yes, 0 = otherwise +
Cocoa income Ghana cedi +