Food in Niger


Although Niger has concentrated on improving its agriculture, shortages of locally produced foodstuffs are common, owing to drought.


Traditional dishes tend to be less varied than in countries further south and are usually based around millet, rice, a type of bean that has become an important crop. African, Asian and European dishes are also served, particularly in Niamey, using local fish, meat and vegetables.


Beef and mutton are common in the Hausa country and the nomadic regions of the north.

Foura, which consists of small balls of ground and slightly fermented millet crushed with milk, sugar and spices.