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Table 1 Maize varieties cultivated in Mangae, Morogoro, and the households’ reason for growing them

From: Modern maize varieties going local in the semi-arid zone in Tanzania

Variety Maize fields planted (N = 222)2 Drought tolerance Yield Tastiness Biotic stress resistance
Katumani 6 na na na na
Kito 27 0.41 0.59 0.07 0.00
Staha 82 0.47 0.65 0.06 0.01
TMV 1 69 0.25 0.53 0.01 0.01
TAN250 1 na na na  
Local 19 0.58 0.32 0.15 0
Other 1 18 na na na na
  1. The frequency of the respondents’ reason for growing a given variety is based on the average for the binary variable: 1, if this is a reason for growing the variety and 0, if it is not.
  2. 1Undetermined origin.
  3. 2Numbers add up to more than the number of households (156) because some households cultivate different varieties in different fields.
  4. na = data not available because of too few observations.