Table 3: Preferences of farmers for varieties and their attributes.

AttributePercent of farmers
Local landraces ( 𝑛 = 1 6 2 )Improved varieties ( 𝑛 = 2 7 )

Good grain yield44.779.1
Early maturing44.016.7
Good grain/food quality29.812.5
Drought resistance15.64.2
Low-input requirement12.8
Good marketability6.4
Pest and disease resistance3.5
Good storage potential2.1
Lodging resistance1.4
Striga resistance0.7