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Table 1 Description of variables used to determine drivers of forage availability in Karamoja

From: Drivers of forage availability: An integration of remote sensing and traditional ecological knowledge in Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Variable Description
Distance covered in search of forage 14.8-km average distance per day
Length of residence at a location 37.5 average number of years resident in a location
Herd size in TLUs 7.9 average tropical livestock unit
Livestock rustling in TLUs 16.0 average tropical livestock unit lost to rustling
Perceived weather condition 64.6 % (good; code 1), 35.4 % (not good; code 0)
Temperature 47 % (good; code 1), 53.0 % (not good; code 0)
Ease of access to grazing site 65.2 % (easy; code 1), 34.8 % (not easy; code 0)
Frequency of grazing at a site 52.5 % (high; code 1) 47.5 % (not high; code 0)
Frequency of burning the grasses 35.4 % (not frequent; code 0), 64.6 % (frequent; code 1)
Quality of soils in the area 26.8 % (soils are poor; code 0), 73.2 % (soils are good; code 1)
Number of persons (kraals) grazing at a site 39.1 average number of persons grazing at a location
Presence of rules governing grazing 63.6 % (no rules; code 0), 36.4 % (rules present; code 1)
Presence of conflicts in grazing 58.1 % (no conflicts; code 0), 41.9 % (conflicts exist; code 1)
Existence of restrictions in movement 76.8 % (restrictions exist; code 1), 23.2 % (no restrictions; code 0)
Knowledge on pasture location 29.8 % (no knowledge on pasture locations; code 0), 70.2 % (knowledge on pasture locations; code 1)