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Table 8 Eigenvectors of the first three Principal Component Analysis classifying the mescal handlers’ strategies of management in the communities studied

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

Factor PC1 PC2 PC3
Age −0.068282 −0.116065 −0.165699
Education −0.224774 0.2203967 0.0037511
Migration 0.4067214 0.6465633 0.3079537
Uses 0.1999348 0.2767164 −0.435015
Transmission of experience 0.1841198 0.4162504 0.7246147
Productivity −0.723315 −0.156627 0.2888761
Perception of risk −0.122723 0.7397652 0.2680137
Partnership −0.527898 0.3742939 −0.45823
Labour hand 0.8964532 0.0597666 −0.119926
Harmful practices 0.6838442 −0.400892 0.4411164
Mescal demand 0.8270976 0.2097866 −0.312528
Price of mescal 0.5993685 0.6988236 −0.066022
Extraction rate of agaves 0.6542544 0.0829236 −0.431739
Extraction/management tools 0.9188682 −0.226786 0.0378166
Weight sum/number of practices 0.842084 −0.093713 0.123967
Inputs 0.8258588 −0.383827 0.0787319
  1. Values in bold have a higher weight in the classification of management strategies