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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the surveyed pigeonpea producers across agro-ecological zones of Benin

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

Variables GZ
(n = 190)
SGZ
(n = 200)
SZ
(n = 110)
Overall
(n = 500)
Diff
Gender (%)
Male 56.9a 66a 65.5a 62.4 ns
Female 41.2a 44a 34.6a 37.6  
Education level (%)
None 56.9a 39b 28.2b 43.4 ***
Primary 27.9a 34a 33.6a 31.6 ns
Secondary 15.3c 27b 38.2a 25 ***
Age (years)
Average 48.7a 44b 44.5b 45.9 ***
Range 30-69 21-76 26-65 21-76  
Experience (years)
Average 18.4a 16.5b 6c 15 ***
Range 10-45 10-50 3-7 3-50  
Household size (units)
Average 6.6a 6.1a 6.4a 6.4 ns
Range 3-11 3-11 4-10 3-11  
  1. GZ Guinean zone, SGZ Sudano-Guinean Zone, SZ Sudanean Zone, for the same variable, averages that do not have common letters are statistically different (p < 0.05), ns non-significant difference at the 5% level
  2. ***p < 0.001