Publication on Carrageenan and Agar in Indonesia

September 14th, 2017

The publication "Indonesia, beyond the land of cottonii and gracilaria" serves as an initial reading to understand the basics about seaweed production and processing in Indonesia. It gives purchasers and importers of carrageenan and agar an overview of main stakeholders and suppliers.

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The updated report provides the reader with an insight into the supply chain of processed seaweed products and should lead to a better understanding of the Indonesian seaweed industry. Aimed at fostering trade relationships between European purchasing companies and Indonesian suppliers, the publication is an intervention of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) to disseminate market information.

Indonesia will be become more and more important when it comes to supplying Europe with agar and carrageenan. At this moment in time, little information about the agar and carrageenan supply chain and its players in Indonesia is available. This publication is the first step for importers in Europe to gain more knowledge about the Indonesian seaweed industry and to find the right suppliers in Indonesia.