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Table 2 Years planting the same genetic material and its origin. This list only includes crops with a frequency higher than 10 out of the 65 small-scale farmers

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

Crops n a Average number of years planted Origin of seeds
n b
(\( \overline{x} \) ± SD) CV (%) Own Community Out of community
Zea mays 48 34.60 ± 19.88 57.46 29 8 9
Vegetables 39 13.03 ± 16.29 125.07 9 3 27
Persea americana 38 15.26 ± 14.37 94.17 6 7 24
Phaseolus vulgaris 34 31.26 ± 21.52 68.84 25 3 5
Legumes 32 29.50 ± 20.01 67.82 23 2 5
Solanum tuberosum 30 29.80 ± 22.10 74.15 17 5 7
Citrus limon 30 13.30 ± 12.92 97.12 8 6 16
Citrus reticulata 26 19.15 ± 18.81 98.23 7 9 9
Ipomoea batatas 23 29.52 ± 24.11 81.68 17 3 0
Annona cherimola 23 20.65 ± 18.62 90.18 8 5 9
Arracacia xanthorrhiza 20 20.60 ± 24.60 119.40 9 6 4
Solanum betacea 16 12.00 ± 13.91 115.91 4 2 9
Citrus sinensis 15 19.20 ± 17.44 90.84 6 2 7
Medicago sativa 14 10.14 ± 12.54 123.62 1 0 13
Rubus glaucus 12 7.58 ± 7.91 104.36 3 1 6
Triticum vulgare 11 40.27 ± 15.61 38.76 10 0 1
  1. CV coefficient of variation, na number of respondents for years using same genetic material, nb number of respondents for seed origin