WHY CHOOSE FONIO
Due to its high nutritional value with essential amino acids, minerals and vitamins, it is a complete staple food.
Fonio grows in dry areas on sandy soil without fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides,
and can be harvested after just 6 to 8 weeks.
The SYMFONIO project supplies organic fonio from Burkina Faso and the Sahel region. The aim of SYMFONIO is, to provide farmers with enough yield for their own use and a surplus for export, through the production of nutritious crops.
The cultivation of fonio counteracts desertification and erosion and can even make desert soil fertile again.
SYMFONIO works with a cooperative of women in the Bobo Dioulasso region.
It gives the women a life of their own, promotes organic farming and healthy food, improves the climate and preserves the environment.
SYMFONIO helps to increase productivity through a better organic practice.
This creates a trade product with opportunities for export and a better income locally.
As the oldest cultivated African grain, fonio had and has spiritual connotations.
It was used for ancestor worship and as a part of the dowry.
The Dogon people from Mali call it PO, “Seed of the Universe”, which means grain as the root of all existence.
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The Fonio grain is versatile and nutritious with essential amino acids lacking in other grains. It has a high content of iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and B vitamins. In addition, it contains a lot of fiber and is free from allergens – gluten.
It can be used as porridge for breakfast, as couscous, and in bread, pastry and burgers. Fonio can replace other grains such as semolina in soup, dishes and salads. Our fonio is pre-cooked and easy to prepare.
A valuable grain, of local sustainable origin, easily digestible and tasty.