West Papua: Saved by seaweed

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West Papua is more than 3000 kilometres from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

It’s not only difficult to reach, but for decades it’s been plagued by conflict, so it’s been a challenge to create economic opportunities here.

But thanks to a government project supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) fishermen in the country who have always lived hand-to-mouth are now improving their lives through seaweed.

IFAD's Joanne Levitan has more:

Duration: 3'56"

 

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