While the nation is trying so hard to rescue and offer immediate support to those that have lost their properties and homes, there is alot we have to do to mitigate and adapt to the effect of Cyclone Freddy.
While financial resources are being made available, we must be aware that the Cyclone came at the time when people’s crops were almost getting ready for harvest and millions have lost their hope in food security. We have a population that we must support for the next 14 months or so till the next rainfed harvest.
Most areas that have been affected by Freddy may not be suitable for resettling and survivors may find it hard to return there out of fear of another cyclone.
These are some of the ways of adapting to this effect:
- We must invest into irrigation farms in these areas for winter cropping. These will provide immediate support to those that have lost their property.