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Table 5 Descriptive statistics of the major determinants of agro-pastoralists’ adaptation measures in the sub-humid zone of Burkina Faso

From: Adapting to the impacts of climate change in the sub-humid zone of Burkina Faso, West Africa: Perceptions of agro-pastoralists

  Adaptation measures
  Making hay Crop residues Concentrated livestock feed Transhumance Destocking Fattening Off-farm activities Woody fodder
Adoption Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
Number of respondents 74 172 244 4 200 48 49 199 111 137 58 190 75 173 105 143
Percentage of respondents 29.8 69.4 98.4 1.6 80.6 19.4 19.8 80.2 44.8 55.2 23.4 76.6 30.2 69.8 42.3 57.7
Household characteristics: mean (SD)                 
 Age 57 (11) 54 (11) 55 (11) 54 (13) 53a (11) 59b (13) 51a (9) 56b (12) 56 (13) 54 (11) 53a (10) 56b (12) 51a (8) 56b (13) 56 (10) 54 (12)
 Household size 17 (11) 18 (12) 17 (11) 23 (24) 18 (12) 17 (11) 17 (11) 18 (12) 18 (13) 17 (10) 17 (8) 18 (12) 18a (9) 17b (13) 18 (14) 17 (10)
 Cattle number 17 (25) 20 (29) 18a (26) 63b (66) 22a (30) 5b (9) 40a (32) 13b (24) 14a (22) 23b (31) 14 (13) 20 (31) 12 (13) 22 (32) 18 (29) 19 (27)
 Sheep number 15 (13) 17 (22) 16 (19) 26 (26) 18a (21) 9b (7) 31a (29) 13b (14) 14a (19) 18b (20) 15 (9) 17 (21) 16 (12) 17 (22) 14a (17) 18b (20)
 Goat number 19 (12) 12 (15) 14 (14) 19 (21) 14 (15) 12 (12) 21a (18) 12b (13) 14 (19) 14 (14) 12 (8) 15 (16) 12 (11) 15 (16) 15 (15) 13 (14)
  1. a,bSignificant difference of row mean within the same adaptation practices (Kruskal-Wallis test, p ≤ 0.05)