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Table 8 Responses under different motivation categories that guide WEP use

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

Motivation category Trends for consumption
Continuing Declining Increasing Total
N % N % N % N %
Environmental 42 3.13 112 8.35 0 0 154 11.48
Economic 31 2.31 7 0.52 0 0 38 2.83
Sociocultural 670 49.96 368 27.44 69 5.15 1107 82.55
Agriculture and land use changes 0 0 5 0.37 0 0 5 0.37
Human-wildlife conflict 0 0 37 2.76 0 0 37 2.76
Total 743 55.41 529 39.45 69 5.15 1341 100.00