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Table 2 Type of weather information accessed by farmers and pastoralists

From: Indigenous knowledge for seasonal weather and climate forecasting across East Africa

Weather information (%) Borana Hoima Rakai Lushoto
Amount of rainfall 96.2 84.7 58.9 26.0
Onset of rainfall 98.2 23.7 82.1 55.8
Rainfall distribution 61.4 23.7 39.3
Cessation of rainfall 57.3 1.7 14.3 32.5
Duration of cropping/rainy season 3.0 3.4 42.9 26.0
Drought occurrence 93.0 28.6
Severity of weather events 87.0 1.7 23.2  
Strong winds occurrence 15.0
Floods 11.7
N 200 60 60 77