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Seashore enterprises in harmony with nature
Satoumi is a powerful holistic framework that embraces aquaculture enterprise development in coastal village communities. This website is intended as a tool for use in accomplishing such development.

Satoumi seascapes are managed by people in ecosystems where communities can survive and thrive in harmony with nature. Satoumi seascapes and adjacent satoyama landscapes are managed as “socio-economic production landscapes” (SEPL).

Within the contexts of satoumi seascapes and engaged market systems, socially responsible enterprises (SRE) can operate integrated crop systems (ICS) and multi-stream, zero-effluent (MUZE) processing systems that produce goods and services through blue value chains (BVC).

The heuristic diagram at right summarizes our approach to aquaculture development. It is a holistic approach that involves knowledge, information, tools and solutions (KITS) relevant to all elements of any satoumi production seascape that is targeted for aquaculture development.

The foundation of satoumi production seascapes is village-based micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). These enterprises produce and process crops, goods and services within value chains that link to local, national and global market systems.

For MSME to survive and thrive they must develop synergies within strategic business alliances as symbolized in the diagram shown right. Although the formation of trusting alliance relationships can be costly and risky for MSME such relationships, once formed, can become important unique resources for them. With a supply that is globally dispersed and a demand that is globally diffuse there are compelling reasons for the formation of business alliances among satoumi value chain enterprises.

Innovative value chain development requires synergy among satoumi seascape communities, scientists with vision and entrepreneurs with spirit and determination.

Satoumi seascapes cannot thrive without integrated crop systems that operate in harmony with nature. ICS can include aquaculture + agriculture + agroforestry. 
Within integrated systems energy, nutrient, water and gas exchange are kept as much as possible within seascape biospheres to minimize impacts on adjacent biospheres. Technologies employed include integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA). 

One important aspect of ICS is that nutrients entering the sea from terrestrial runoff are restored to agriculture and aquaculture systems by way of nutrient products produced from seaweeds. Development and operation of ICS is based on the “ABC” of crop production, namely:
Agronomy protocols; 
Bio-sphere management; and 
Cultivar biomass.

MUZE processing systems enable maximum value to be added within satoumi seascapes with no waste and minimal negative impacts on the seascape.
Products from MUZE systems enter market systems to generate essential income for satoumi seascape economies.
Value chain development and management within market systems is the key to aquaculture enterprise prosperity. The basis for these activities is:
Knowledge; which is a product of education and intellect. Knowledge enables facts to be utilized, tools to be used and solutions to be implemented.
Information; which is the mass of facts that enables effective use of knowledge in developing or obtaining tools and formulating solutions.
Tools; which are the implements or “effectors” that are used to implement solutions… including money.
Solutions; which are the integrated combinations of knowledge, information and tools that result in “actions” that drive value chain functions.

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C.V. Evadian

Socio-economic Dimensions of Seaweed Farming in Indonesia: Full Version

This paper (180 pages) deals with development of sustainable Indonesian seaweed farmer livelihoods in the context of regional and global value chains. Factors that have contributed to the success of seaweed farming are analyzed. Appendices include An Analysis of World Production and Trade in Tropical Red Seaweeds; with Focus on the Philippines and Indonesia.

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Seaweeds aquaculture, processing and trade - Developments and Prospects
was a joint Government of Indonesian and FAO international seaweed workshop held in Jakarta Convention from 03–05 October 2013. The presentation was entitledInnovation as a driver for Indonesian seaweed trade and market development.
You can view it or download it through the link below.

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