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Table 4

Characteristics of an ‘ideal seasonal forecast’ for commercial farmers in Mogwadi (Dendron)

Aspect of forecastDetails
Technical information 
  • Rainfall amount (total and intra-seasonal distribution)

  • Groundwater levels at start of rainy season

  • Temperature (max and min)

  • Specific recommendations for groundwater use in farming

 
Presentation 
  • In conjunction with groundwater status reports – short- and long-term groundwater trends

  • Explanation of terminology

  • Contact details of local forecast producers

 
Dissemination 
  • Active sharing of reports (email, WhatsApp/cell phones, radio)

  • Well in advance of rainy season

 
Aspect of forecastDetails
Technical information 
  • Rainfall amount (total and intra-seasonal distribution)

  • Groundwater levels at start of rainy season

  • Temperature (max and min)

  • Specific recommendations for groundwater use in farming

 
Presentation 
  • In conjunction with groundwater status reports – short- and long-term groundwater trends

  • Explanation of terminology

  • Contact details of local forecast producers

 
Dissemination 
  • Active sharing of reports (email, WhatsApp/cell phones, radio)

  • Well in advance of rainy season

 
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