Indian Ocean Perfume Islands Threatened by Climate Change


Human Wrongs Watch

1 August 2018 — Farmers living on the Indian Ocean Comoros archipelago are being supported through a UN Development Programme (UNDP) initiative, to adapt to climate change in an effort to ensure they can continue to prosper in one of Africa’s poorest nations.

UNDP Comoros/James Stapley | People living on the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean are needing to adapt to climate change.
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Some 200,000 Comorians rely solely on agriculture to make a living from crops such as ylang-ylang, vanilla and clove; fragrant plants which have led many to name the small island nation, the perfume islands.

UNDP Comoros/James Stapley

 

But, changes to the climate are upending traditional agricultural practices and threatening the islanders’ livelihoods.

UNDP has partnered with the Government of Comoros to mentor farmers in a new agricultural approach.

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SOURCE: UN.

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2018 Human Wrongs Watch

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