Table 5: Farmers’ management practices for the control of yam chips insect pests.

Management practicesImportance (% of responses)

Exposure of the infested yam chips to sun35.93
Use of insect-resistant varieties26.80
Use of insecticide and/or insect’s repulsive plants during preparation26.45
Sifting of yam chips to remove insects along powdery waste8.59
Use of insecticides1.12
Treatment with pepper powder0.74
Minimising frequent opening of storage structures to avoid entrance of the insects0.37