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Table 10 Farmers’ preference criteria of pigeonpea across ecological zones

From: On-farm management and participatory evaluation of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan [L.] Millspaugh) diversity across the agro-ecological zones of the Republic of Benin

Preference criteria Overall Rank per zone
TNV MCR PCr Imp Rank GZ SGZ SZ
Precocity 50 23 49 40.7 1 1 1 3
Resistance to pests and diseases 45 16 45 35.3 2 2 2 1
Short cooking time 39 0 30 23 4 3 5 5
Adaptability to any type of soil 28 5 25 19.3 6 4 8 2
Good taste 38 0 35 24.3 3 5 4 4
High productivity 35 3 23 20.3 5 6 3 7
Cultivable at any time of the year 22 1 10 11 7 7 7 8
High market value 11 2 10 7.7 8 8 6 -
Resistance to storage insects 10 0 5 5 9 9 10 6
Easy for ginning 6 0 1 2.3 11 10 10
Drought resistance 11 0 3 4.7 10 10 9 9
  1. GZ Guinean zone, SGZ Sudano-Guinean zone, SZ Sudanian zone, TNV total number of villages in which the criterion is cited, MCR number of villages where the criterion is the major one or ranked first, PCr number of villages in which the criterion was classified among the principal criterion, i.e., among the first five, Imp importance