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Table 5 Farm type and usage of date palm fruit and by-products of small scale (SS), medium scale (MS) and large scale (LS) palm growers in four provinces (Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Baluchistan) of Pakistan, interviewed during 2012–2013

From: Socio-economic characterisation of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) growers and date value chains in Pakistan

Variable SS grower (n = 121) MS grower (n = 30) LS grower (n = 19)
Farming type
Groves 57 83 47
Scattered trees 34 3 0
Intercropped 5 7 32
Home garden 4 0 0
Household usage
Fruit as food 100 97 100
Fruit as animal feed 50 43 42
Fuel from frond 39 27 26
Mats from frond 32 43 58
Huts from stem and frond 13 27 37
Hand fans from frond 9 13 5
Staple dishes from frond 11 7 16
Suckers 100 97 100
Commercial usage
Fruit as food 61 100 100
Fruit as animal feed 2 0 0
Mats from frond 25 30 21
Huts from stem and frond 1 13 0
Hand fans from frond 3 7 0
Staple dishes from frond 14 3 5
Suckers 29 50 37