Adaptation Actions

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12 - Plant gardens within forest wind breaks, or plant windbreaks to protect sensitive crops (glyricidia)
13 - Avoidance of agricultural activities in the immediate coastal strip
14 - Plant leafy crops in gardens that are well sheltered from winds (e.g. valleys etc)
15 - Plant root crops in exposed areas
16 - Cut the leaves of bananas prior to a cyclone to prevent uprooting
17 - Cut the stems of manioc prior to a cyclone to prevent uprooting
18 - Introduce Dwarf Varieties of manioc that will be less susceptible to wind damage
19 - Remove yam stakes during pre cyclone preparations
20 - Utilize early harvest varieties of yam (6 months) that can be harvested before cyclone season
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)