Table 1. Socioeconomic differences between jatropha cultivators and noncultivators in Chiapas.



Parameter
Jatropha cultivators
(n = 21)
Noncultivators
(n = 9)
Average landholdings (ha) 19 < 10
Average area under jatropha (ha) 4.75
−Largest jatropha holding −16 (of 20 ha)
−Smallest jatropha holdings −1 (of 6 ha); 1 (of 25 ha)
Average no. adults in family (> 16 years) 4 4.3
Average no. dependents (< 16 years) 1.5 1.0
Years of education of head of household 6–9 0–6
Wealth index 85% 50%
% of sample group rated rich or average on basis of material possessions [vehicles, TV] and type of house owned by the household