In Benin, some switch from wheat to plantain flour as prices rise
11 July 2022 | 10:39 am
Josiane Hodonou's small plantain flour business has almost doubled its production since the start of the war in Ukraine. With wheat flour becoming hard to find and expensive, some people see the cooking banana as a viable alternative.
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