Nelly Bassily | December 24, 2007
This script was published as part of DCFRN’s most recent package, which was mailed to partners and posted online earlier this month. It talks about the cereal grain fonio, and how women’s groups in parts of Mali prepare fonio both for sale as a value-added product, and as a nutritious meal for their families. Fonio is considered to be one of the oldest cereals in Western Africa, but has not received much attention because of the smallness of the grains it produces. Today fonio is experiencing renewed interest due to its delicious taste and excellent nutritional qualities. This radio script is based on a debate produced by Radio Fanakan in Fana, Mali. You can read it online at: http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/82-6script_en.asp.