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Indonesia: Saved by seaweed

United Nations - From sushi to soup – seaweed appears in diets around the world – and now it’s providing an economic lifeline in remote parts of Indonesia. Fishermen in West Papua were struggling to make a living – un...


Indonesia: A Chance for Chocolate

Global chocolate sales are booming but cocoa production has been declining. In response to an industry forecast that predicts a shortfall of about 1 million tons of cocoa by 2020, the Mars chocolate company has partn...


Indonesia: Surviving the Flood

Four months ago, Lemusa village in Indonesia suffered severe damage from mud when a flood caused a massive landslide. Most people lost their farms - a main source of income. The International Fund for Agricultural Dev...


Indonesia: Star Fruit Enterprise

United Nations, New York, December, 2011 - Massive oil reserves in East Java, Indonesia have left many farmers concerned about their future. They're losing acres and acres of farmland to the oil and gas industry. No...


Indonesia: Cultivating Democracy

United Nations, New York, July 2011 - Bojonegoro in East Java has been called the "Texas of Indonesia." Its massive oil reserves have the potential of producing up to a quarter of a million barrels of crude oil per da...


Jakarta: A City in Jeopardy

United Nations, New York, November 2009 - Global warming and climate change is threatening the entire region of the South East Asian nation -- and just its rural areas. One of the largest cities in the world, Indonesi...