Zanzibar economy suffering effects of climate change

Zanzibar economy suffering effects of climate change


The development of the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar is being held back by the effects of climate change, according to a senior minister on the island.

Agriculture, fishing and tourism are all being negatively impacted as sea-levels and temperatures rise.

Zanzibar says it doesn’t have the resources to counter the effects of climate change.

It’s brought a delegation to a conference on small island developing states or SIDS currently being held in Samoa, in the Pacific Ocean, in order to build partnerships and get recognized itself as a small island nation.

Daniel Dickinson asked Fatma Fereji, Minister in the First Vice President's Office of Zanzibar, to explain the affects of climate change.

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