Sanoussi Diakité

1996 Laureate, Applied Technology
Senegal, Born 1959

sanoussi34@hotmail.com

Healthy future for fonio

February 8, 2013

Fonio, the nutritious West African cereal that was the focus of Senegalese Laureate Sanoussi Diakité’s 1996 Rolex Award project, is likely to gain a major boost in the next few years. The fonio-husking machine, which Diakité, an engineer and teacher, invented in the early 1990s, has...

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More fonio, less labour

April 26, 2010

Sanoussi Diakité’s fonio-husking machine, invented in the 1990s, is increasingly helping prevent a delicious, West African cereal from disappearing. Thirteen years after he was chosen as a Laureate, Diakité reports that his invention is meeting with greater and greater success. Today 50 machines are in operation in eight...

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