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Fonio, an African Cereal

june 2011

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DOI : 10.35690/978-2-7592-1040-4

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.

Table of contents



1 - Origine et distribution géographique


2 – La plante et le grain


3 - Les systèmes de culture et de production


4 – La récolte et l’après-récolte


5 - La transformation et la qualité des grains


6 - Amélioration des technologies post-récolte


7 - Élaboration de produits nouveaux


8 - L'amélioration des techniques de séchage du fonio transformé


9 - La commercialisation


10 - La consommation








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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Agricultures tropicales en poche

Published: 15 june 2011

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759216352

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759210404

DOI eBook [PDF] : 10.35690/978-2-7592-1040-4

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 192

Interior: Two-colour

Reference eBook [ePub]: 02259EPB

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02259NUM

Size: 5,3 Mo (ePub), 52 Mo (PDF)

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