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Fonio is a delicious, gluten-free, nutrient-rich, low GI grain from the millet family. 

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Resource Details

Resource ID

18384

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Diversification, Genetic Resources, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals

Locations

West and Central Africa, Mali

Global Date

29 Apr 20

Title

Fonio is a delicious, gluten-free, nutrient-rich, low GI grain from the millet family.

Keywords

Fonio, Millet, Fonio,Gluten-free, Nutrient-rich, Low GI, Mali, Agathe, High-value crops, Acha, Acca, Digitaria exilis

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

Type

Science

Author/Key contact/Photographer (ICRISAT)

Agathe Diama (ICRISAT)

Source

Digital Camera

Date (Date taken)

29 Apr 20

Image Size

1782x1955

Camera Make / Model

SM-A307FN

File Size

1126 kB

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Caption

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.

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