Fonio, a grain famous in West Africa, is often referred to as "Africa’s tastiest cereal". Rich in fibre, fonio is healthy as well as delicious. But for centuries, fonio has had a major drawback — up to two hours of manual pounding and winnowing is needed to remove the husks from two kilos of grain before it can be cooked and served.
Sanoussi's machines operating in eight West African countries
kilos of fonio Sanoussi's machine can process in 10 minutes
percentage of grain that Sanoussi's machine dehusks
increase in fonio cultivation in Kolda in the year after the arrival of the first machine