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Table 13 Direct matrix average score of five underutilized edible plants in midland agroecology (MLA) in northwestern Ethiopia

From: Underutilized wild edible plants in the Chilga District, northwestern Ethiopia: focus on wild woody plants

Use category Syzygium guineense Diospyros abyssinica Ximenia americana Mimusops kummel Carissa spinarum Total Rank
Food 5 4 5 5 4 23 1
Fuel 2ood 4 4 4 4 3 18 2
Construction 3 4 3 3 0 12 3
Fencing 2 3 2 2 2 11 4
Shade 2 2 2 2 0 9 5
Medicinal 1 0 0 0 5 6 6
Home and Farm Tools 0 1 1 1 1 3 7
Timber 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Total 17 17 16 16 14   
Rank 1 1 2 2 3