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Table 7 Ecological zone-based variation of the top five farmer-desired breeding traits for an improved variety of Synsepalum dulcificum

From: Comparative analysis of management practices and end-users’ desired breeding traits in the miracle plant [Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach & Thonn.) Daniell] across ecological zones and sociolinguistic groups in West Africa

Traits Guineo-Congolian zone Deciduous forest zone Evergreen forest zone
Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank
Big fruit size 78 1st 121 1st 2 4th
Early fruiting 73 2nd 113 2nd 5 1st
High fruit yielding 51 3rd 111 3rd 4 3rd
High fruit miraculin content 26 63 4th
Dwarf tree 26 4th 55 5th 2 4th
Biotic stress resistance   5 1st
Large tree crown 17 5th
Overall ranking agreement Kendall-W = 0.6