Seaweed farmers’ flexibility makes Indonesia a major player in global markets, but there is more work to be done

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of the gel-containing seaweeds known as hydrocolloid seaweeds. Unlike food seaweeds, produced mainly in China, South Korea, North Korea and Japan, hydrocolloid seaweeds are used to extract gels used in a range of applications, including as a thickener in food processing and as a biomaterial for pharmaceutical applications.

Local initiatives keep Indonesia on track of achieving SDGs

Indonesia is entering the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its myriad of impacts have shifted the focus of local governments to respond to, recover from and prevent the spread of the pandemic, to a certain extent at the expense of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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