Also known as the Desert Grain
Fonio is a notable crop in West Africa.
It is nutritious, fast-growing, and it matures before other grains, allowing for harvest during the "hungry season".
It grows in dry climates without irrigation; a true Desert Grain!
A grain that grows in the desert
It is one of the world's fastest-growing cereals, reaching maturity in as little as six to eight weeks. Nutritious, gluten-free and source of dietary fiber, it also requires a minimal quantity of water during its growth cycle.