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Le Fonio: Une Céréale Africaine

By: Jean-François Cruz (Author), Famoï Béavogui (Author), Djibril Dramé (Contributor)

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Paperback | Jun 2011 | #218839 | ISBN-13: 9782759210398
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Language: French

Traditioally a staple of diets in rural Africa, fonio, cultivated grains in the Digitaria genus, are now being rediscovered by urban consumers in major African cities. This book provides a description of the plant and grain and provides information on various cropping systems and production in different environments. It describes the major traditional techniques of production and processing of fonio, and suggests possible avenues for improvement. The book aims at enhancing the value of fonio, and addressing issues related to the development of new products, marketing and consumption.

Summary in French:
Longtemps aliment de base de nombreux ruraux d'Afrique, le fonio, céréale africaine à toutes petites graines, est aujourd'hui redécouvert par les consommateurs urbains des grandes métropoles africaines. Ce livre donne une description de la plante et des grains et fournit des renseignements sur divers systèmes de culture et de production dans différents environnements. Il décrit les principales techniques traditionnelles de production et de transformation du fonio et suggère des voies d’amélioration possibles. Il s’intéresse à une meilleure valorisation du fonio en abordant des aspects touchant à l’élaboration de nouveaux produits, à la commercialisation et à la consommation.

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