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Table 2 Average values of some characteristics of the farms in the studied regions

From: Anchoring durum wheat diversity in the reality of traditional agricultural systems: varieties, seed management, and farmers’ perception in two Moroccan regions

Zone Farm area (ha) [sd, min-max] Number of plots [sd] Number of crop species [sd] Modernization score [range]a Relationship with AEOb Distance to local market (km) [range]
ZN1 5.01 [3.49, 0.5–20] 6.3 [3.86] 4.51 [1.38] 2.59 [0–3] 39% 3 [1–7]
ZN2 2.91 [2.49, 0.5–6] 5 [2.16] 4.1 [0.99] 3 [3] 10% 5.8 [0–8]
ZN3 5.81 [7.18, 0.7–60] 7.7 [5.21] 4.58 [1.35] 2.43 [0–3] 29% 6.7 [0.3–20]
ZN4 7.63 [11.55, 2–50] 12.4 [6.03] 4.88 [0.72] 2.37 [1–3] 0% 15.3 [14–17]
Pre-Rif 5.56 [6.67, 0.5–60] 7.5 [5.07] 4.56 [1.29] 2.51 [0–3] 28% 6.3 [0.3–20]
ZS1 2.13 [1.5, 0.5–6] 12.5 [5.49] 5.2 [1.01] 2 [1–3] 60% 20.5 [14–30]
ZS2 1.18 [0.65, 0.5–3] 11.2 [3.58] 6.1 [1.34] 1.14 [1,2] 36% 31.6 [0–60]
ZS3 1.84 [1.49, 0.25–6] 13.4 [8.65] 4.33 [1] 0.93 [0–2] 37% 17.6 [0–34.7]
ZS4 1.81 [0.8, 1–3.5] 7.4 [6.37] 4.38 [0.52] 1.87 [1–3] 50% 2.5 [0–5]
ZS5 1.08 [0.38, 0.5–1.5] 12.2 [5.78] 3.33 [1.63] 2 [2] 67% 1.5 [0–3]
ZS6 16.2 [11.28, 2–50] 5.7 [3.31] 6.09 [1.08] 2.26 [1–3] 26% 9.5 [0–16.6]
Atlas Mountains 5 [8.21, 0.25–50] 10.6 [6.52] 5.18 [1.42] 1.57 [0–3] 41% 17.1 [0–60]
  1. sd: standard deviation.
  2. aThe score varies from 0 (no use of either mechanization, synthetic fertilizer or synthetic pesticides) to 3 (all these three indicators are used).
  3. bPercentage of farmers declaring having relationships with the Agriculture Extension Office.