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Table 3 Area of plots of cropland allocated, proportion of farmers who grow the specific food-feed crop types and grain yields per household in the mixed crop–livestock system, central highlands of Ethiopia

From: Evaluation of livestock feed balance under mixed crop–livestock production system in the central highlands of Ethiopia

Area cultivated, grain yield and proportion of farmers who grow Wealth groups Total (n = 159)
Poor (n = 50) Medium (n = 58) Better-off (n = 51)
Land allocated (ha)
 Barley 0.9 (0.3) 1.1 (0.6) 1.2 (0.4) 1.1 (0.5)
 Wheat 0.3 (0.2) 0.3 (0.2) 0.5 (0.3) 0.4 (0.2)
 Faba bean 0.4 (0.2) 0.6 (0.3) 0.7 (0.4) 0.6 (0.3)
 Field pea 0.1 (0.1) 0.1 (0.1) 0.1 (0.1) 0.1 (0.1)
Farmers who grow (%)
 Barley 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
 Wheat 78.0 93.1 100.0 90.6
 Faba bean 100.0 100.0 92.2 97.5
 Field pea 20.0 43.1 49.0 37.7
Grain yield (t/hh)
 Barley 1.7 (0.7)a 2.1 (1.0)ab 2.5 (0.9)c 2.1 (0.9)***
 Wheat 0.5 (0.4)a 0.7 (0.4)ab 1.2 (0.7)c 0.8 (0.6)***
 Faba bean 0.6 (0.3)a 0.9 (0.5)bc 1.0 (0.5)c 0.8 (0.5)***
 Field pea 0.1 (0.2) 0.2 (0.2) 0.2 (0.2) 0.1 (0.2)NS
  1. Values in parentheses indicate standard deviations (SD)
  2. n number of respondents, ha hectare, t ton, hh household
  3. a,b,cMeans in a row with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05), NS not significant at the 0.05 probability level
  4. ***Significant at 0.001 probability level