STIMULATING SEAWEED

Advancing sustainable agriculture through seaweed biostimulants, South Sulawesi

Universitas Negeri Makassar and Laboratoire de Biotechnologie et Chimie Marines from Vannes, France have been collaborating to extract a sustainable liquid biostimulant from seaweed. The project, funded by PHC Nusantara, an initiative of the French and Indonesian governments to support joint research projects, aims to improve soil quality, food production and corn yield through the use of the new product. The trial is facilitated by the Cereal Research Institute of Indonesia and the initial outcomes and findings have been presented internationally.

I hope that the results of this research will be used by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture to improve crop yield, enhance soil quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from farming practices right across Indonesia.

Prof. Oslan Jumadi PhD
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology
Universitas Negeri Makassar