Tanzania: Seaweed Shamba (Garden), Matemwe, Zanzibar

360° panorama by Martin Broomfield.
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Seaweed farming in Zanzibar was Introduced from South East Asia in the 1980s. The industry employs mostly women. Lately the yearly crop has been reduced by rising sea temperatures and a bacteria which affects the growth of the plants. Seaweed from Zanzibar is used as a vegetable in Asia. It is also used in dental products, makeup and medicine.

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