Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Seychelles.

Impacts Agriculture

Agriculture (including fishing) accounts for approximately 21 percent of Seychelles’ GDP, yet the country is heavily reliant on agricultural imports and food security is a concern. Food Security has been recognized by the Government as a crucial issue and it is widely understood within Government and agreed that there are clear linkages between water, food, ecosystem health and well-being of the people. Seychelles is in the process of implementing an ecosystem-based approach to watershed management and its implications for foods supply as well as water security. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is currently working on a feasibility study for a project to improve food and nutrition security and this project also addresses issues of water and soil management with reference to climate change (NDC).

This section provides a summary of key natural hazards and their associated socioeconomic impacts in a given country. It allows for a quick assessment of most vulnerable areas through the spatial comparison of natural hazard data with development data, thereby identifying exposed livelihoods and natural systems.


Data presented under Historical Climate Conditions are reanalysis products derived from ERA5-Land data. ERA5-Land is a global land-surface dataset at 9 km resolution, consistent with atmospheric data from the ERA5 reanalysis from 1950 onward. Climate reanalyses combine past observations with models to generate consistent time series of multiple climate variables. They provide a comprehensive description of the observed climate as it has evolved during recent decades, on 3D grids at sub-daily intervals. 

This data has been collected, aggregated and processed by the Climate Resilience Cluster of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) initiative.

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