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Table 3 Farmer preference criteria of banana and plantain cultivars according to different ethnic groups

From: Banana and plantain production systems in Benin: ethnobotanical investigation, varietal diversity, pests, and implications for better production

Criteria Kotafon Aizo Adja Yorouba Fon Pedah Sahoue Watchi Holli Tchi Goun
High market value 20.24 12.64 22.2 26.7 22.73 16.6 23.81 21.43 33.33 33.3 18.87
High productivity 27.38 31.03 27 20 27.27 27.78 23.81 28.57 33.33 33.3 22.64
Big regime and big fruits 1.19 3.45 3.17 6.7 3.64 2.78 4.76 0 0 0 3.77
Good taste 14.29 16.09 9.52 3.3 8.18 13.89 14.29 21.43 0 0 15.09
Good food processing 15.48 14.94 15.9 16.7 13.64 19.44 4.76 14.29 33.33 0 18.87
Short cycle 5.95 0 3.17 0 2.73 8.33 0 0 0 0 0
Energy rich 5.95 12.64 9.52 3.3 8.18 5.56 4.76 0 0 33.3 9.43
High number of fruits per regime 8.33 6.9 3.17 3.3 7.27 0 4.76 0 0 0 5.66
Flavor of mature fruits 1.19 1.15 1.59 3.3 0.91 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medicinal and traditional 0 1.15 0 3.3 1.82 2.78 4.76 0 0 0 1.89
Fruit color at maturity 0 0 4.76 13.3 3.64 2.78 14.29 14.29 0 0 3.77