Which Country Produces the Most Fonio in the World?

Cereals October 26, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the fonio output was Guinea (504 thousand tonnes), accounting for 76% of global production. Moreover, fonio output in Guinea exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, Nigeria (82 thousand tonnes), sixfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Mali with a share of 7%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of fonio producton in Guinea stood at +9.5%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Nigeria (+2.2% per year) and Mali (+5.2% per year).

Top Fonio Producing Countries in the World

1. Guinea (504K Tonnes)
2. Nigeria (82K Tonnes)
3. Mali (43K Tonnes)
4. Côte D'Ivoire (19K Tonnes)
5. Burkina Faso (4K Tonnes)

Global Fonio Production

Global fonio production amounted to 661 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +4.0% against the previous year level. Overall, the global fonio output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +7.4%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +30% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global fonio production attained its maximum volume of 661 thousand tonnes in 2007. From 2008 to 2015, the total fonio output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global fonio production was primarily driven by popularity of healthy eating and population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the fonio output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a robust expansion of the harvested area and a slight contraction of the yield figures.

The world fonio harvested area amounted to 746 thousand ha in 2015, which was 1.2% more than the previous year figure. The fonio harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +7.6% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total fonio harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand for globally.

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Source: World: Fonio - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast