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Table 10 Navy bean cultivars grown in the study areas

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

  Village  
Gender Cultivar Gudyanga Maunganidze Nenhowe Tonhorai Total OveraIl rank P value
Females Zimbabwe White Bean 54% (1) 58% (1) 15% (1) 54% (1) 49% 1 0.032*
Teabus 8% (2) 3% (2) 10% (2) 15% (2) 9% 2 0.003*
Caledon 3% (3) 0% (3) 0% (3) 0% (3) 1% 3 0.638
Males Zimbabwe White Bean 31% (1) 32% (1) 55% (1) 28% (1) 34% 1 0.015*
Teabus 3% (2) 6% (2) 15% (2) 3% (2) 5% 2 0.021*
Caledon 3% (3) 0% (3) 5% (3) 0% (3) 1% 3 0.042*
  1. The numbers in parenthesis () indicate the cultivar rank in terms of the number of respondents cultivating the cultivar
  2. The % indicates the percentage of respondents who are growing the respective cultivar
  3. *Denotes that the villages differed significantly at P ≤ 0.05