It can improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable use of the land. It is a crop that can grow in semi-arid areas with poor soil. It is also the fastest-growing cereal in the world that reach maturity in eight weeks.
You can buy findi at any of the main markets in The Gambia; Serekunda market, Brikama market or Banjul market. It can also be seen in all local wholesale shops. One kilo of findi costs about GMD 100 to GMD 200.
The cereal is very nutritious, naturally gluten-free. It contains a good amount of dietary fibre, pro-teins, minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. It also contains vitamins like fo-lic acid and vitamin B3. It is low in calories, fat and sodium.