From the AIC

Vale Basoeki Koesasi

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a pioneer in Indonesia-Australia relations and former AIC team member, Basoeki Koesasi, on Thursday 10 December 2020.

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.

Behavioural change interventions for COVID-19

In Indonesia and across the world, governments have implemented public health education campaigns aimed at changing behaviours to curb the spread of COVID-19. Messages about social distancing, hygiene and hand washing have been promoted by governments in Indonesia, but how successful have they been?

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