Adaptation Actions

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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
256 - Physically remove or kill caterpillars or other pests that are found within the garden
257 - Plant around times of the year that insects are less likely to outbreak or damage crops
258 - Weed grass and maintain gardens to remove plants that could harbor pests and diseases
259 - Use grafting techniques resilient varieties
260 - Bury harvested cassava to preserve it before consumption
261 - Make and Use Manioc Flour for use during wet times
262 - Store harvested tubers in a cool dry place to prevent rotting before consumption
263 - Collect and sow seeds to encourage genetic diversity and obtain possible climate resistant traits
264 - Practice tissue culture in the laboratory
265 - Plant several varieties of a single crop in order to continuously select the best and healthiest planting materials
266 - Use physical barriers around gardens to prevent wind-dispersing pest intrusions
267 - Prune kumala leaves to encourage growth of tuber
268 - Prop tilting banana stems with Y stakes to prevent toppling