Adaptation Actions

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150 - Provide awareness on the importance of water catchment areas for water quality
151 - Establish protected areas over sensitive water catchments
152 - Reforest and rehabilitate forests within sensitive watershed and catchment areas
153 - Place and enforce buffer zones around streams and water sources
163 - Utilize appropriate building materials for livestock enclosres that can withstand climtic extremes
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
254 - Use fire ashes to prevent insect damage on island cabbage: A. Sprinkle ashes on affected leaves, the leaves will die and the new shoots will be insect free B. Mix ashes with soil before planting island cabbage, acts as an infestation prevention C. Surround the cabbage stems by a ring of ashes
255 - Cover fruit bunches (bananas, guava etc) with plastic bags to prevent insect attacks