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Table 4 Results of pair wise ranking of factors considered as threats to wild edible plants

From: Ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants in Derashe and Kucha Districts, South Ethiopia

Factors Respondents Total Rank
  *D1 D2 D3 D4 *G1 G2 G3 G4 *K1 K2 K3 K4   
Agricultural expansion 3 2 3 3 4 2 2 4 1 3 2 3 32 1
Fire 1 2 1 3 3 1 4 3 2 1 1 2 24 4
Fuel wood collection 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 28 3
Over-stocking/grazing 2 4 3 2 1 4 1 1 3 2 4 3 30 2
Selective harvesting 1 3 2 0 4 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 19 5
  1. NB :-*(D = Derashe; G = Gamo; K = Kusume key informants). The scores in the Table are the value obtained from 12 key informants at four sub sites from each community.