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Le fonio, une céréale africaine


Fonio, an African Cereal

Jean-François Cruz

Author,

Famoï Béavogui

Author,

Djibril Dramé

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Edition 2011

Fonio, an African Cereal

Fonio, a fast-growing cereal: this book explains all aspects of the plant. With a potential role for food safety and environmental protection of southern countries, we find it in our markets under fair trade programmes.



isbn :  978-2-7592-1039-8
Release :  15/06/2011
Nb of pages :  192
Format : 135x215x11
Reference : 02259
Language : French
Editor :  Quae
Co-editor :  CTA, Presses agronomiques de Gembloux
Collection : 
Agricultures tropicales en poche


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For years a basic food of many rural African communities, fonio, an African cereal with very small grains, has now been discovered by urban consumers in major African cities.
This book describes the plant and grains and provides information on miscellaneous cultivation and production systems in a variety of environments. It describes the principal traditional fonio production and processing techniques and suggests possible areas for improvement. It shows a keen interest in improved promotion of fonio, by touching on such aspects as preparation of new products, marketing and consumption.