popularly known as acha in the northern part of Nigeria, has been an important crop in some parts of Africa because it is highly nutritious, interesting it grows very quickly and it can be grown on dry land where other crops won’t grow. Fonio is an indigenous west African crop. There are two cultivated species, viz., D. exilis, known as white fonio, and D. iburua, black fonio. Fonio is probably the oldest African cereal. White fonio is mainly cultivated from Senegal to Chad and black fonio is grown mainly in Nigeria as well as the northern regions of Togo and Benin. It...Already a subscriber? You need to login to continue reading this content. Login
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