Adaptation Actions

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89 - Intercrop with valuable trees
90 - Intercrop taro with trees that will provide some sunlight penetration
91 - Intercrop kumala with banana to provide shade for kumala
92 - Intercrop trees with banana to provide shade for bananas
93 - Practice alley cropping with nutrient providing and shade producing trees like glyricidia
94 - Plant taro under green net (60-80% sunlight) shade cloth
95 - Use live staking of yam leaves, so that the live supports will provide shade to the yam plant
96 - Grow sensitive crops in protected nurseries
97 - Use mulching around crops to trap moisture
98 - Use compost around crops to trap moisture
99 - Rotate crops inside disused livestock pastures to take advantage of manure fertilizers
100 - Place manure on and around the stems of crops
101 - Utilize mucuna and other crops to cover and replenish soils
102 - Use cover crops for at least 3 years on degraded soil before planting dry land taro
103 - Practice minimum tillage of soils before planting, which will hold soil moisture and nutrients
104 - Plant heat and sun tolerant varieties of Taro like navia and taro with small leaves, and leaves pointed down away from the sun.
105 - Select for manioc varieties with smaller leaves and those that grow shorter
106 - Select for manioc varieties that are drought resilient
107 - Select for yam varieties that produce minisetts (small tubers that do not easily rot or dry out)
108 - Encourage the domestication of wild yam varieties that are climate resistant