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Table 5 Social and spatial distribution of cultivar knowledge per adaptation group The assignment of cultivars to adaptation groups is based on the results of the 2004 survey (see Table 3).

From: Changes in farmers' knowledge of maize diversity in highland Guatemala, 1927/37-2004

Number of cultivars known per informant Inchewex San Andrés Huista Jacaltenango San Marcos Huista Witzobal Cheya Acoma El Mul Paya Mean all informants Total
Hot 2.4 2.2 1.6 3.0 2.0 3.2 2.7 3.25 0.3 2.3 8
Hot and temperate 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.75 3.0 2.7 3
Temperate 3.8 2.8 2.4 2.6 2.0 3.6 3.7 4.25 2.3 3.1 6
Cold 5.8 5.2 4.4 6.2 5.8 6.4 5.7 5.75 4.7 5.5 7
All environments* 14.8 13.2 11.2 14.4 12.2 15.8 14.6 16 10.3 13.7 24
Total of cultivars known per community Inchewex San Andrés Huista Jacaltenango San Marcos Huista Witzobal Cheya Acoma El Mul Paya Mean Total
Hot 4 5 3 7 4 7 4 5 1 4.4 8
Hot and temperate 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3.0 3
Temperate 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 4 5.0 6
Cold 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7.0 7
All environments 19 20 18 22 19 23 19 20 15 19.4 24
  1. *The means are not equal among communities (ANOVA; p = 0.02)