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Table 4 Proportion of farmers practicing various pigeonpea-based cropping systems (number of respondents in brackets)

From: Pigeonpea [(Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)] production system, farmers’ preferred traits and implications for variety development and introduction in Benin

Cropping systems Zou (n = 63) Couffo (n = 97) Plateau (n = 60) Collines (n = 82) P
Cropping system
Pure stand 0 0 3.3 (2) 3.7 (3) 0.059
Crop association 100 (63) 100 (97) 96.7 (58) 96.3 (70)
Associated crops
Maize 69.8 (44) 0 50 (30) 89 (73) <0.001
Legume 1.6 (1) 0 0 0
Maize, cassava/yam 4.8 (3) 0 21.7 (13) 4.9 (4)
Maize, legumes (22.2) 14 10.3 (10) 8.3 (5) 2.4 (2)
Maize, vegetables 0 0 13.3 (8) 0
Maize, legumes, cassava 1.6 (1) 43.3 (42) 0 0
Maize, legumes, vegetables 0 6.2 (6) 3.3 (2) 0
Maize, cassava, vegetables 0 2.1 (2) 0 0
Maize, banana, cassava 0 3.1 (3) 0 0
Maize, banana, vegetables 0 3.1 (3) 0 0
Maize, legumes, cassava, vegetables 0 23.7 (23) 0 0
Maize, legumes, banana 0 3.1 (3) 0 0
Maize, legumes, vegetables 0 3.1 (3) 0 0
  1. P probability of Fisher’s exact test, n number of respondents