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Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

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Rapid Spread of Settlements Endangers the Future of Historical Touristic Spice Farming in Zanzibar

Volume 6 - Issue 2

Avit A Chami*

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    • Department of Economic Studies; The Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy, Tanzania

    *Corresponding author: Avit A Chami, Department of Economic Studies; The Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy, Tanzania

Received: February 22, 2019;   Published:March 06, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2019.06.000238

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Spice farming is one of the traditional practices which have been widely practiced in Zanzibar for centuries now. The extensively practiced spice production and trading in Zanzibar has made it be also known as ‘‘Spice Islands’’. The agricultural sector has a significant potential to the economy and livelihoods of people in many African countries [1]. The sector contributes 27% to Zanzibar’s GDP and accounts for over 50% of foreign exchange earnings and employs 60% of the labour force in Zanzibar (ARIF, 2011). Spice farming is one of the most important crops in the agricultural sector in Zanzibar. Besides the agricultural sector, the spice sub-sector contributes to the development of the tourism sector which is the leading economic sector in the Zanzibar economy through spice tours.

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