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Indonesia is the world’s largest seaweed producer but why are prices so volatile?

By Zannie Langford, Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
Irsyadi Siradjuddin, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar
Jing Zhang, Research Officer, The University of Queensland
Nunung Nuryartono, Dean, IPB University
Scott Waldron, Associate Professor in International Agricultural Development, The University of Queensland
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Over a million coastal people in Indonesia rely on income from seaweed farming, contributing to the country’s rapidly expanding seaweed industry.

Demand for the seaweed extract carrageenan, used as a gelling agent in many processed foods, has been driving the growth. Currently, Indonesia is the world’s largest carrageenan…The Conversation

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