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
27 - Practice pollarding/topping to enhance for wind resistance in key species
28 - Prune and thin planted forests before a cyclone
29 - Prop young trees with braces to enhance wind resistance
30 - Establish green belts/wind breaks around and within planted forests
31 - Practice proactive management of forests (remove old, dead, diseased species that may cause damage during cyclones
32 - Selectively harvest large, cyclone-vulnerable trees and allow small trees to remain.
33 - Establish seed orchards in cyclone-resistant and secured locations
34 - Take out insurance on planted forests and forestry equipment
35 - Identify and plant dwarf fruit trees
36 - Identify and encourage plantation establishment in areas less affected by cyclones
37 - Discourage introduction of foreign tree species with low wind tolerance