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Table 1 Geographical description of the study locations

From: Farmers’ perceptions of navy bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) production constraints, preferred traits and farming systems and their implications on bean breeding: a case study from South East Lowveld region of Zimbabwe

District Village Geographical location Altitude (m.a.s.l)a Mean annual rainfall (mm)b Rainfall season Soil types Temperature (°C)c
   Latitude Longitude      Maxd Mine
Chimanimani NWf − 19.73976 32.43407 541 415 December–March Sandy loamy 40 15
Chimanimani GDg − 19.89719 32.3819 491 450 Clay loamy 39 18
Chimanimani THh − 19.93702 32.37236 492 430 Clay 40 16
Chipinge MDI − 19.95341 32.35402 499 120 Sandy loam 38 15
  1. am.a.s.l meters above the sea level
  2. bmm millimetres
  3. c°C degrees Celsius
  4. dMax maximum
  5. eMin minimum
  6. fNW Nenhowe
  7. gGD Gudyanga
  8. hTH Tonhorai
  9. IMD Maunganidze
  10. Source: Pambuka, personal communication, 11 November, 20191; Matsenure, personal communication, 12 November, 20192; Mukwakwami, personal communication, 13 November, 20193; Masimura, personal communication, November 14, 20194
  11. 1 Local agricultural extension worker for Gudyanga
  12. 2 Local agricultural extension worker for Nenhowe
  13. 3 Local agricultural extension worker for Maunganidze
  14. 4 Local agricultural extension worker for Tonhorai