How do the inhabitants of the poorest African country get food?

In Mozambique, they eat almost everything that can be caught and cooked as tasty as possible: beetles, termites, snakes, crocodiles. Such unusual culinary preferences of Mozambicans are explained by the fact that this African country has for many years occupied the last places in the world rankings of the level of income of the population. And if the inhabitants of the coastal regions survive at the expense of fishing, then the inhabitants of the savannas have to solve the food problem in other ways.

Recently, hunting for field mice and rats has become popular here. Some of the prey is eaten by the hunters themselves, and some are sold cooked by the roads.

According to the World Bank, Mozambique is the fourth lowest-income country in the world. The country’s gross national income (GNI) per capita is $ 490, with only Somalia, Burundi, and Malawi ahead of it.

Mozambique occupies such an unenviable position despite its vast land, resources, and open gas fields, as well as its strategic location. Four of the six countries with which Mozambique borders are landlocked, and therefore depend on its transit territories and the road to the coast.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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