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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Perceptions of agrodiversity and seed-saving practices in the northern Andes of Ecuador

  Localities  
Perucho-Puéllaro Chavezpamba-Atahualpa Minas La Esperanza Cayambe Total
Altitude (masl) 1951–2088 2217–2280 2400 2889 2809  
Participants 19 13 9 14 10 65
Gender
 Male 12 5 4 6 2 29 (45%)
 Female 7 8 5 8 8 36 (55%)
Ethnicity
 Mestizo 19 9 7 7 3 45 (69%)
 Indigenous 0 4 2 7 7 20 (31%)
Education
 Elementary 5 10 6 13 8 42 (65%)
 High school 11 3 3 0 2 19 (29%)
 College 3 0 0 1 0 4 (6%)
Age
 20–39 1 1 2 1 0 5 (8%)
 40–49 3 2 1 3 4 13 (20%)
 50–59 4 5 2 3 5 19 (29%)
 60+ 11 5 4 7 1 28 (43%)
Years of farming
 1–9 3 0 0 0 0 3 (5%)
 10–29 6 3 3 3 2 17 (26%)
 30+ 10 10 6 11 8 45 (69%)
Proportion of agriculture in household income
 < 40% 7 3 1 4 3 18 (28%)
 > 40% < 60% 4 2 0 2 5 13 (20%)
 > 60% 8 8 8 8 2 34 (52%)
Farm size (ha)
 ≤ 1 7 12 6 8 8 41 (63%)
 > 1 ≤ 3 7 1 2 6 2 18 (28%)
 > 3 < 15 5   1    6 (9%)