Table 3. Percentages of core and periphery members who identified themselves as settler farmers (regional), who reported involvement in community activities (involvement), and who reported imitation of other farmers’ practices (imitation) for the four community networks.


Community network Surveyed attribute
Regional Involvement Imitation
Core Periphery Core Periphery Core Periphery
Network 1 43 43 72 50 72 50
Network 2 83 41 50 35 50 53
Network 3 86 53 100 47 72 27
Network 4 80 33 60 28 0 33
P value† 0.063 0.035 0.728
†The percentages of farmers in the core and periphery were compared for each attribute over all four networks using t-tests.