THE province of Cakaudrove on Vanua Levu is the worst affected by climate change compared to other provinces around the country, says manager Provincial Services iTaukei Affairs Board Timoci Namotu.
With reports of sea water seeping into compounds of some villages in Cakaudrove, Mr Namotu said the provincial officers had already started working with villagers in disseminating information.
"At this point in time, roko tui and their assistants are disseminating information to villagers at tikina (district) and village level," he said.
"Cakaudrove is the worst affected compared to other provinces and it has even involved the relocation of the first village of Vunidogoloa," he added.
Mr Namotu said other climate change effects from excessive rainfall and affected natural habitat had also been noted.
This year, the Vunidogoloa villagers highlighted the effects of rising sea level flooding their village during high tide.
Villager Samuela Banicau said the 40 households were affected during the past five years.
Mr Banicau said the village used to sit about three metres above sea level when he was a child.