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


Characteristic Livelihood type
Cattle based Crop-cattle based Non-farm 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).