Table 2. Key characteristics of fuzzy cognitive map diagrams and matrices.


Characteristic 
Livelihood type 



Cattle based 
Cropcattle based 
Nonfarm based 

Number of variables 
19 
21 
15 
Number of connections 
42 
51 
38 
Sum of all positive connections 
26 
35 
27 
Sum of all negative connections 
22 
21 
14 
Density† 
0.12 
0.13 
0.18 


†Density is the number of connections in the matrix divided by the maximum number of connections possible (Van Vliet et al. 2010).