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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