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FONIO IRE: OTI & GRUPO INNDAR SRL MAKE HISTORY WITH FIRST SHIPMENT TO LATIN AMERICA


Repackaged OTI organic gluten-free Fonio flour. Credit: FONIO IRE

In January 2022, Organic Trade and Investments (OTI) and Grupo Inndar SRL made history by becoming the first companies to get gluten-free fonio flour into Uruguay.

This success marks the start of what is set to be a mutually beneficial lifetime business partnership between the two entities.


It is also a big boost for OTI's mission to re-introduce this lost African superfood into people’s diets.

This Uruguayan market breakthrough comes after years of attempting to get the grain authenticated in Latin America, a process that was characterized by challenges on different levels.

On the part of Organic Trade and Investments (OTI), founder and Managing Director Esther Asante recognized that "It has taken us almost four years to get everything set and ready. We have come a long way, indeed."

This partnership comes after the European Commission approved the marketing of Fonio in December 2018.