Wheat shortage, price rise turns Benin to plantains

CGTN Africa– Jul 6, 2022

Demand for plantain is spiking in Benin as prices continue to be driven upwards by in Ukraine. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO), Benin produces around 19,000 tons of plantain per year. CGTN Africa’s Najma Abdirizak takes a look how Beninese are substituting for plantain flour, and why they are making the switch.


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