Prioritisation of adaptation in the development context: Zanzibar

Context

This document presents insights from a case study on different options to adapt seaweed farming in the Zanzibar islands to the impact of a changing climate. Seaweed is a main export product of the Zanzibar economy, and seaweed farming a major source of employment in rural coastal communities, particularly for women. In fact, seaweed farming represents one of the only income sources for women in coastal villages. A recent government census estimates over 20,000 farmers currently active in Zanzibar.

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