Adaptation Actions

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160 - Plant shade trees around and within bullock and pig pastures/enclosures
161 - Keep forested/shade/reserve areas within the farm, so that during drought times, animals can be moved into these cooler naturally moist areas
162 - Bullock may be grazed in the open, but for resting should be brought into forests
163 - Utilize appropriate building materials for livestock enclosres that can withstand climtic extremes
163 - Build special enclosures for pigs to have an appropriate balance of exposure and shelter
164 - Select shady sites for pig enclosures
165 - Provide shade over the chicken fence, either with normal housing roof material or trees.
241 - Use pesticides against taro beetle and other insects
242 - Encourage existing Cultural practices that prevent pests & diseases
243 - Utilize and strengthen regional networks that have experience with locally appropriate pest and disease controls
244 - Prune excess kumala leaves to control rat damage
245 - Intercrop multiple plants to control the spread of species-specific pests and diseases
246 - Treat banana nematode infestations by allowing infested roots to aerate and dry before replanting
247 - Control rat damage on tuber roots by mixing coconut with leaf of glyricidia (which acts as a rat poison)
248 - Mix concoctions of plants to create natural pesticides
249 - Prune excess leaves of kumala and other crops to control rat damage
250 - Harvest island cabbages regularly to reduce the number of insects that accumulate around plants
251 - Remove diseased or pest-affected branches or plants
252 - To prevent whitefly infestation, select island cabbage plants that are not as leafy
253 - Ensure that imported planting materials (from other islands/locations) are pest and disease free