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Table 6 Reasons for pigeonpea production and use category in 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

Criteria Variables GZ
n = 190
SGZ
n = 200
SZ
n = 110
F FL I p FL I p FL
Reasons Market value 107 37.8 80 29.6 66 24.1
Nutritional value 176 62.2 190 70.4 98 35.8
Land fertilizing power 110 40.2
ΣF 283 270 274
Use category Consumption 164 34.8 188 38 96 31.9
Medicine 92 19.5 75 15.2 72 23.9
Offering 7 1.4
Sacrifice 5 1
Weed control 15 3.2 19 3.8 23 7.6
Grain processing 20 4.2 10 2
Fertilization 181 38.4 191 38.6 110 36.5
ΣF 472 495 301
  1. GZ Guinean zone, SGZ Sudano-Guinean zone, SZ Sudanian zone, n number of respondents, FL fidelity level, F number of respondents for a modality of use or reason that motivates the culture, ΣF sum of the number of respondents for all modalities of use or reason