Webinar: The European market potential for teff and fonio (part 1)

2 of the most notable ancient grains from Africa are teff and fonio. Teff and fonio are relatively new to the European market. Little is known about their import volumes and consumption in Europe. The interest in healthy nutrition and gluten-free grains make Europe an interesting market.

But what is holding these grains back? And what is their future in Europe? These questions will be looked at during the webinar.


CBI Programme Manager Louke Koopmans will host this webinar. Michel Peperkamp will present it.

Presenter: Michel Peperkamp

Michel Peperkamp






Michel is ICI Business Export consulting | Market intelligence | New business. For almost 10 years, he has worked as a researcher and export consultant in the food and food ingredient industry. He has guided trade missions and companies looking for new markets in Europe. Also, he has worked as a market researcher for CBI in grains, pulses and oilseeds since 2014. International business development is his passion.

“I am intrigued by the variety and the unexplored potential of ancient grains and superfoods. Within my consultancy work and research projects, I have seen a new demand for products such as quinoa and chia from South America. For me, teff and fonio have similar potential. It has been a pleasure to do some more research on these grains in Europe.”

Panelist: Nick Salter

Portrait of Nick Salter






Nick is co-founder of Aduna, a food brand and social business with a mission to create demand for under-utilised African crops, with a focus on developing new value chains that can connect small producers into the global economy."

Panelist: Solange Domaye

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Solange is a serial social entrepreneur, she’s passionate about promoting trade between Africa and Europe and she is versatile. Her company Saschou specializes in importing authentic and natural food products from Africa and promoting inclusive agricultural projects with focus on women empowerment in the Sub-Saharan region. She is the co-founder of Symfonio.bio, a project that import organic food products such as Fonio, Baobab and Tiger nuts to name only few from Africa.

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Thursday, 26 November 2020 11:00– 12:30 CET


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Thursday, November 26, 2020


GoToWebinar, 11:00 - 12:30 CET

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