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Table 1 Demographic information from PPB and interview participants in Northern Province, Rwanda

From: Farmer knowledge identifies a competitive bean ideotype for maize–bean intercrop systems in Rwanda

Agroecology Low Mid High Total
Elevation m.a.s.l. 1671 1805 2059
Farmer association Code LI LL ME MN MP HK HU 7
Trials planted # 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 13
Interviews # 11 7 9 11 3 6 12 59
Participants in PPB # 13   13   13 20   59
Demographic information Mean
Age Years 48 58 48 45 31 38 47 46 (13)
Education Years 5 1 4 6 4 3 6 4.3 (3.0)
Poverty class* 1–6 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 3.3 (0.9)
Household <18 # 5 4 6 6 4 6 6 5.4 (2.3)
  1. In some agroecologies, the PPB activities were combined at one trial location. For the demographic information, the values are averages for each farmer association site. Overall total and mean with standard deviation in parenthesis are presented. * The Rwandan government developed six poverty categories that range from (1) ‘abject poverty’ to (6) ‘the money rich.’ Farmer association codes are confidential according to Internal Review Board policies