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Table 8 Sociolinguistic group-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 Adja Fon Sahouè Akan Ewe Ga-adangbe
Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank Cumulated score Rank
Big fruit size 28 1st 27 1st 23 2nd 38 3rd 42 1st 43 1st
Early fruiting 20 2nd 27 1st 26 1st 42 2nd 38 2nd 38 3rd
High fruit yielding 18 3rd 21 3rd 12 3rd 43 1st 32 3rd 40 2nd
Dwarf tree 14 4th 6 4th 6 4th 18 4th 20 5th 19 4th
Large tree crown 7 5th   6 4th
Fruit freshness   5 5th 18 5th
High fruit miraculin content   17 5th 31 4th
Overall ranking agreement Kendall-W = 0.69