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Table 5 Changes in the moving averages of observed climatic variables between 1981 to 2009 in the Borana pastoral/agropastoral systems, Ethiopia

From: Perception of climate change and its impact by smallholders in pastoral/agropastoral systems of Borana, South Ethiopia

Season Duration Rainfall Number of rainy days Air temperature
Slope(mm/year) (R2) P-value Slope(days/year) (R2) P-value Slope (°C/year) (R2) P-value
Long rains 1981-1992 −26.97 (0.65) 0.001 −1.46 (0.28) 0.092 −0.07 (0.13) 0.241
1992-2009 +1.97 (0.10) 0.190 −0.43 (0.37) 0.009 +0.02 (0.32) 0.013
1981-2009 −9.10 (0.50) 0.000 −0.64 (0.45) 0.000 +0.01 (0.01) 0.732
Short rains 1981-1992 −8.83 (0.63) 0.002 +0.03 (0.00) 0.909 +0.17 (0.19) 0.154
1992-2009 +4.76 (0.25) 0.034 +0.05 (0.01) 0.758 +0.04 (0.32) 0.014
1981-2009 +0.73 (0.02) 0.469 +0.13 (0.12) 0.072 +0.05 (0.17) 0.024