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Table 2 Mean and standard deviation for inputs, environmental and location variables per irrigation category

From: Production risk and adoption of irrigation technology: evidence from small-scale farmers in Chile

Category Modern irrigation Traditional irrigation Non-irrigators Whole sample
Mean Std Dev Mean Std Dev Mean Std Dev Mean Std Dev
Production (kilos) 114,114.30 351,117.10 18,721.30 41,402.10 9033.70 48,555.60 11,739.50 61,987.70
 Yield (kilos/hectares) 13,636.14 10,693.16 11,791.30 8734.11 11,227.95 8531.67 11,341.29 8591.53
Total surface (hectares) 24.93 36.70 4.44 12.73 15.81 25.25 14.08 24.21
 Cultivated land 4.76 9.94 1.47 3.09 0.66 1.89 0.83 2.54
Total labor (N°) 6.14 7.30 4.18 6.76 3.46 4.57 3.59 5.01
Capital (Chilean pesosa) 6,862,143 8,778,120 3,394,974 7,209,798 2,408,747 4,253,057 2,608,270 4,932,854
Fertilizer machine use
 No use 84 %   91 %   97 %   96 %  
 Draft animal 0   0.05 %   0.03 %   0.04 %  
 Draft mechanical 15 %   7 %   2.4 %   3.3 %  
Rainfall (mm) 963.1 513.8 467.3 343.7 1460.7 473 1319.5 405.9
 Standard deviation 208.7 100.8 189.9 90.7 220.3 30.4 215.3 48.1
 Skewness −0.27 0.858 −0.043 0.818 0.033 0.794 0.018 0.79
Soil quality (ratio) 43.0 % 0.26 43.0 % 0.23 44.0 % 0.24 44.0 % 0.24
Location variables         
 North zone 17.0 %   22.0 %   0.03 %   3.0 %  
 Central zone 64.0 %   78.0 %   40.0 %   47.0 %  
 South zone 17.0 %   0.0 %   59.0 %   49.0 %  
Observations 70   1153   6051   7274  
  1. 1 US$ corresponds to approximately 500 Chilean pesos
  2. Source: Own elaboration based on Censual data, 2007