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FROM THE FIELD: Indian Ocean perfume islands threatened by climate change

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.

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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Article source: https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2018/08/1016052

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