Federation Paysanne KAFO

Federation KAFO, a smallholder farmers’ organization working primarily in the Oio and Cacheu regions of Guinea-Bissau, is conserving and multiplying heritage white fonio (Digitaria exilis) whose center of origin is the savannah region of West Africa. KAFO is coordinating on-farm action research on local white fonio varieties, leading information exchanges among farmers and researchers, and increasing awareness among rural and urban consumers about the sociocultural, food security, and culinary value of white fonio.

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