Adaptation Actions

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1 - After a cyclone, pile tubers and fresh foods in a hole, the foods will begin to rot, but moisture will eventually drain out and the dried foods can be eaten
2 - After a cyclone, bring Fiji taro to bush kitchen, keep in a dry place, and constantly rotate so that is does not constantly lay on one side
3 - After a cyclone, build a yam shelter raised off the ground, that is cool and dry
4 - Practice fruit drying
5 - Practice preserve/jam making
6 - Dry nangai and natapoa for long term usage
7 - Dry breadfruit for long term use
8 - Produce flour for long term use
9 - Collect wild tubers for consumption after cyclones
58 - Plant less susceptible grasses like Glycine, Signal, Guinea and Koronea grasses which may be affected by salt for 2-3 weeks after the storm, but then will recover.
59 - Plant wind breaks near pastures that are coastal, already salt tolerant species
64 - Use spring boxes around sources , to ensure nothing gets into the source itself
65 - Close down inlets to water into tanks before a storm, reopen after event
66 - Ensure there is enough water storage for use during and after the storm events
67 - Practice regular water monitoring
68 - Ensure the manhole in ferro cement tanks is fitted perfectly to avoid ash fall or other contaminants entering the tanks
69 - Do not glue in the downpipe of the tank, must be able to pull out as needed before storms
70 - Rain water tanks should use a T joint (first flush system) so that all contaminants are flushed away before water is collected
71 - Close off water sources before a cyclone events to prevent flooding, contamination, especially to crop irrigation areas
72 - Use sediment filtration boxes to purify water