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Table 1 Kebeles under study, their area size, altitude range, resident population size and sample household size

From: Indigenous knowledge, use and on-farm management of enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) diversity in Wolaita, Southern Ethiopia

Study eco-sites (altitude range*) Administrative Woredas Administrative Kebele Area (Sq. Km) Population Altitude range* N° of households
Kolla (lowland) < 1,500 m Damot Woyide Anka-shashara 33.62 3,180§ 1,360-1,460 25
Humbo Ella-kaballa 24.48 3,499 1,420-1,640 25
  Humbo Shochora-agodama 5.47 2,789 1,360-1,640 25
Woina-Dega (Midland) 1,500 -2,500 m Boloso Sore Afama-amino 22.34 15,619 1,880-2,140 25
Soddo Zuria Delbo-atwaro 4.61 5,650 2,120-2,280 25
Damot Woyide Mayokote 8.78 5,579§ 1,900-2,120 25
  Damot Gale Sebaye-korke 3.89 2,995 1,960-2,020 15
Dega (Highland) > 2,500 m Soddo Zuria Delbo-wogene 5.05 5,949 2,120-2,940 25
Duguna Fango Dugunaoffa-kalacha 8.48 4,124§ 1,800-2,550 25
Soddo Zuria Gurumo-koysha 15.23 12,007 1,820-2,780 25
Damot Gale Shasha-gale 5.41 3,854 2,100-2,520 15
  Damot Gale Woshi-gale 6.40 4,607 2,220-2,820 15
  1. Source: ZoDARD, Wolaita; §from Woreda Bureau of Agriculture (WBoA) others from SNNPR Livelihood Woreda Reports [28]; In Ethiopia administration and governance is based on hierarchical units, Kebele is the smallest administrative unit and Woreda is the next upper unit of administration. Our study covered 12 Kebeles from 6 Woredas; *traditionally agro-ecologies are categorized into lowland (<1,500 m), midland (1,500-2,500 m) and highland (>2,500 m) above sea level in Ethiopia [27].