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Table 3 Indicators considered for evaluating risk. Note that the categorical values are qualitative weights of each aspect, increasing according to their role determining risk

From: TEK, local perceptions of risk, and diversity of management practices of Agave inaequidens in Michoacán, Mexico

Factor Criterion Value
Handler age >70 years 1
60 to 70 years 2
40 to 59 years 3
20 to 39 years 4
Education Technical level 1
Secondary 2
  Primary 3
  None 4
Migration No 1
  Yes 2
Knowledge transmission Family/relative 1
Employer 2
Productivity 0 1
1–49 2
  50–99 3
  100–299 4
  300–599 5
  >600 6
Perception of risk No difference 1
  Medium positive 2
  Medium 3
  Medium negative 4
  Critic 5
  Critic negative 6
Belonging to an organization Yes 1
  No 2
Mescal market demand Null 1
  Low 2
  Intermediate 3
  High 4
Price High 1
  Low 2
Uses One use 1
  Two uses 2
  Three uses 3
  Four uses 4
  Five uses 5
Harmful practices None 1
  Medium 2
  High 3