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Table 4 Other reasons for adopting organic cotton

From: Socioeconomic determinants of organic cotton adoption in Benin, West Africa

Reasons Rich Medium Poor Very poor All
Advice from neighbor/friend 76.0 68.0 66.0 61.0 67.0
To make money 82.0 89.0 80.0 87.0 84.0
Love for this activity 29.0 26.0 30.0 30.0 29.0
Learned that organic cotton is profitable 94.0 75.0 66.0 78.0 75.0
Want to do something new 24.0 29.0 18.0 17.0 21.0
In order to valorize a non-used land 29.0 32.0 43.0 43.0 38.0
Lower yields in conventional cotton 0.0 18.0 9.0 9.0 10.0
To diversify sources of income 76.0 96.0 84.0 78.0 85.0
To be financially independent 59.0 78.0 82.0 87.0 78.0
Other (to avoid debt, to protect the environment, etc.) 47.0 48.0 34.0 39.0 40.0
Achievement of objectives that motive organic cotton adoption 100.0 96.0 88.0 83.0 91.0