Diversification, Genetic Resources, Nutrition
West and Central Africa, Mali
Fonio is a delicious, gluten-free, nutrient-rich, low GI grain from the millet family.
Fonio, Millet, Fonio,Gluten-free, Nutrient-rich, Low GI, Mali, Agathe, High-value crops, Acha, Acca, Digitaria exilis
West & Central Africa program
Agathe Diama (ICRISAT)
Fonio is a type of millet — there are two species of the grain, white fonio being the most widely consumed. The plant can thrive in poor growing conditions, and it only takes six to eight weeks to grow and harvest the grains. ... The grain is now mostly eaten in countries like Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Nigeria.