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Table 11 Importance (in rank) of varietal preference criteria across different sociolinguistic groups

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 Adja Bariba Biali Boo Dendi Fon Holly Idaasha Mahi Nago Peuhl Somba Yorouba
Precocity 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
Resistance to pests and diseases 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 1
Short cooking time 2 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 1
Adaptability to any type of soil 5 1 1 1 1 5 2 5 1 1 1
Good taste 4 1 1 1 1 2 1   3 2 1 1 2
High productivity 3 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 1 3
Cultivable at any time of the year 5 3 1 1 6 3 2 4 1 2 1
High market value 6 1 6 2 1 5 1
Resistance to storage insects 3 1 7 5 1 4
Easy for ginning 7 4 2 5 2 4
Drought resistance 2 2 4 3