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Table 5 Characteristics of different motivation categories

From: Why they eat, what they eat: patterns of wild edible plants consumption in a tribal area of Western Himalaya

Motivation category Characteristics
Environmental Explanations related to factors such as climate, abundance and scarcity
Economic Explanations pertaining to factors such as price, market value, and commercial availability
Sociocultural Explanations related to taste, aroma, flavor, health, ritual, and interest
Agriculture and land use practices Explanations related to changing agriculture and land use such as cultivation of cash crops, etc.
Human-wildlife conflict Explanations related to crop depredation by wild animals, attacks by wild animals on humans, etc.