African Research Project
By:Avery Frey

Economy, Exports, Imports in Seychelles.....

-The French were the first to settle in Seychelles in 1770, setting up plantations which relied on heavy labor  producing Sugar, Cotton, Rice, and Maize.

-Top 5 imports: Non-fillet Frozen Fish (25%), Recreational Boats (2.8%), Refined Petroleum(2.8%), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron (2.1%), and Vacuum Cleaners (1.9%)

-Top 5 exports:Processed Fish (58%), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (26%), Copper Bars (1.6%), Scrap Iron (1.3%), and Fish Oil (1.3%)

-Top 5 import origins:Spain (21%), France (11%), South Africa (7.4%), China (5.5%), and India(5.1%)

-Top 5 export destinations:France (28%), United Kingdom (19%), Japan (16%), Italy (11%), and Mauritius(3.6%)

Human Development in Seychelles:

-Life Expectancy from birth: 73.8

-Expected years of schooling: 14.3

-Mean years of Schooling: 9.4

-GNI per Capita (2005 PPP$): 22,615

-HDI Value: 0.806

Wildlife of Seychelles:

The daily life of Seychelles:

-Women process copra, or coconuts, in the Seychelles. The plantation sector of the economy is expected to decline.

-Market Street, the crowded shopping street in Victoria. Tourism employs 30 percent of the workforce.


-Fresh water is very considerably across the islands

  • Precise figures for the Seychelles, where most water comes from rivers, are not available, but water shortages were so severe during 1998, partly as a result of the very extreme El Niño event, that the brewing and fish canning industries were forced to close;
  • Mahé, which is part of the Seychelles, is under increasing threat of water shortages as a result of wilt disease that is damaging a tree species, Pterocarpus indica, important for watershed management; and
  • Water supply in the Comoros on the islands of Grande Comore, Mohéli and Anjouan is threatened by the fragile equilibrium between freshwater and seawater.


- Seselwa




-They include many beach houses and many fancy hotels


-Unitary state

-Presidential system

- Representative Democracy


Pretty pictures:

Current Event:

-Recent studies have showed that more than 90 per cent of coral reefs in the Seychelles are slowly but surely recuperating from global warming

-The natural weather event resulted in an increase in sea temperature and subsequently a huge die-off among these living organisms.

Although such weather patterns cannot be averted, scientists have pointed out five major indicators that could help predict how corals will react should there be a further increase in sea temperatures.

According to the research published in the Nature journal , the level of nutrients in the water, the number of fish grazing algae from the reefs as well as the survival of juvenile coral recruits contributes towards rapid recovery of coral reef communities.

But Seychelles is suffering from water scarcity due to the concentration of rainfall.


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