Adaptation Actions

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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
109 - Utilize drought resistant varieties of island cabbage (e.g. red vein cabbage, not white).
110 - Encourage more planting of Vietnam/Chinese Banana as a hardy and drought resilient variety
111 - Select drought and sun resistant vegetables (e.g. beans, white bun/Chinese cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, pumpkin, capsicum, cucumber, spring onions)
112 - Use grafting techniques resilient varieties
113 - Practice targeted irrigation around the roots of the crop
114 - Irrigate individual high value plants, with bucket or other means
115 - Irrigate individual high value plants, with bucket or other means
116 - Be conscious of the timing for planting of Taro before drought plant 5-6 month Taro that will be ready for harvest and immune to the dry season.