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Table 3 Production and consumption variables reported by households in Mangae and Laikala for each field a

From: Crop adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid zone in Tanzania: the role of genetic resources and seed systems

  Maize Sorghum
Variable Local (n = 156) Improved (n = 189) Farmer-recycled (n = 60) Local (n = 290) Improved (n = 56) Farmer-recycled (n = 7)
Field size Acres 3.73* 3.27 3.36 3.28*** 1.42 3.36
Reason for growingb Drought tolerance 0.57* 0.41 0.46 0.81* 0.57 0.57
  Yield 0.52 0.53 0.71 0.35 0.33 0.57
  Biotic stress resistance 0 0.01 0 0.01* 0 0
Consumption Storabilityc 1.26 1.24 1.22 1.56 1.22 1
  Tastinessc 1.02 1.08 1.07 1.11 1.13 1
Production Maturityd 1.97*** 1.31 1.34 2.90*** 1.39 1.86
  Drought resistancee 1.94 1.96 1.77 1.37 1.57 1.57
  1. aThe mean values for the variables are reported with chi-square tests for the difference between the local and improved categories. Significance: ***P < 0.0001; **P < 0.001; *P < 0.01; bMultiple responses for households listing up to three factors (1 if a major reason, 0 if not); c1 = Good, 2 = Ok, 3 = Not so good; d1 < 100 days, 2 = 100 to 120, 3 > 120; e1 = Very good, 2 = Good, 3 = Not good.