Table 4

Relative importance (%) of Zonocerus variegatus pressure in different fields types in the humid forest zone of Southern Cameroon.

All


AECD-Blocks

Affub owondo

Affub bidi

Assan

Essep

Garden crops

Young perennial crop

p-value


Yaounde

10

34

21

9

20

5

<0.0001

Mbalmayo

31

28

9

5

17

9

<0.0001

Ebolowa

19

28

20

12

7

14

<0.001

p-value

<0.01

NS

<0.05

NS

<0.05

NS

Means

20

30

17

9

15

9

<0.0001

Female

Yaounde

11

38

21

9

17

3

0.0121

Mbalmayo

29

21

12

8

25

5

0.0021

Ebolowa

20

28

22

9

5

16

0.0346

p-value

NS

NS

NS

NS

0.0380

NS

Means

20

29

18

9

16

8

0.0001

Male

Yaounde

10

31

21

9

22

7

0.0029

Mbalmayo

33

36

6

3

10

12

0.0010

Ebolowa

19

28

19

15

9

11

0.0175

p-value

0.0209

NS

0.0220

NS

0.0422

NS

Means

21

32

15

9

14

10

<0.0001


The values are averages of the scores for 10 groups of farmers (5 male and 5 female groups) interviewed per block. Affub owondo is Grandnut' field. Essep is dry season' fields. Assan is marsh' fields. p-value is the significance levels of a non parametric test of Kruskal-Wallis; NS = nonsignificant (p > 0.05). AECD-Blocks = Agro-Ecological, Cultural and Demographic Blocks.

Kekeunou et al. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:17   doi:10.1186/1746-4269-2-17

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