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Table 3

Factors of seasonal forecast utility in Mogwadi (Dendron)

TechnologicalCognitiveInstitutional
Production Low importance given to (seasonal) climate information – use short-term weather forecasts Dissemination low due to capacity issues 
Resolution and accuracy low [credibility] Interpretation/understanding of forecasts low [salience] Tenuous relationships between governing bodies, forecast producers, and end-users (farmers) [legitimacy and credibility] 
(Ground)water specifics lacking, other information low detail Low awareness of LDA website  
Distribution Adherence to traditional management strategies  
Access limited to internet (not mobile/radio) Low understanding of context/environment  
Dissemination inconsistency (rarely published) Prior experience with forecasts reduce trust [legitimacy]  
Dissemination timing (rarely in time for planting season) Trust in forecast producers and governing bodies [legitimacy]  
Presentation Indigenous environmental experiences (e.g., drought)  
Language(s) used (English, not local)   
Poor terminology and explanation of terms   
TechnologicalCognitiveInstitutional
Production Low importance given to (seasonal) climate information – use short-term weather forecasts Dissemination low due to capacity issues 
Resolution and accuracy low [credibility] Interpretation/understanding of forecasts low [salience] Tenuous relationships between governing bodies, forecast producers, and end-users (farmers) [legitimacy and credibility] 
(Ground)water specifics lacking, other information low detail Low awareness of LDA website  
Distribution Adherence to traditional management strategies  
Access limited to internet (not mobile/radio) Low understanding of context/environment  
Dissemination inconsistency (rarely published) Prior experience with forecasts reduce trust [legitimacy]  
Dissemination timing (rarely in time for planting season) Trust in forecast producers and governing bodies [legitimacy]  
Presentation Indigenous environmental experiences (e.g., drought)  
Language(s) used (English, not local)   
Poor terminology and explanation of terms   
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