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Table 4 Number of barley cultivated per household based on farmer responses (Number of respondents and percentage in bracket)

From: Farmers’ knowledge on cultivation, utilization and conservation practices of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) in three selected districts in Ethiopia

District (# respondents) Time Number of barley varieties
1 2 3 4 5 6  > 6
Misha (120) 20–30 years ago 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (5) 14 (11.7) 100 (83.3)
Current 0 (0) 2 (1.7) 54 (45) 41 (34.5) 20 (16.7) 3 (2.5) 0 (0)
Gumer (123) 20–30 years ago 0 (0) 3 (2.4) 65 (52.9) 53 (43.1) 2 (1.6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Current 0 (0) 38 (30.9) 46 (37.4) 34 (27.6) 5 (4.1) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Hetosa (114) 20–30 years ago 73 (64) 24 (21.1) 13 (11.4) 2 (1.8) 2 (1.8) 0 (0) 0
Current 73 (64) 28 (24.6) 12 (10.5) 1 (0.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Three districts (357) 20–30 years ago 73 (20.4) 27 (7.6) 78 (21.8) 55 (15.4) 10 (2.8) 14 (4.0) 100 (28)
Current 73 (20.4) 68 (19.0) 112 (31.4) 76 (21.3) 25 (7.0) 3 (0.84) 0 (0)