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Who Eats Meat in Africa

Who Eats Meat in Africa Ever thought about never eating meat again? Well in three African countries beef is an economic and food lifeline to millions.

Africans that eat the greatest amount of meat per person in Africa per year are Gabon, South Africa, and Mauritius. Per year, Africans that eat the least amount of meat per person in Africa are Burundi, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.


About African Beef Cattle Industry

Three African superpowers of beef production are Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The United States is the largest producer of beef in the world while Vegetarian India is the largest exporter of buffalo meat in the world.

In Botswana, as a result of an outbreak of the foot and mouth disease, the exporting of beef by the beef powerhouse country has significantly reduced exports. Zimbabwe’s lucrative beef export into the European Union has been struggling over the past few years. Farm invasions instituted by President Robert Mugabe’s government in 2000 destroyed the sector as it displaced many beef ranchers from their land.

Despite difficulties, Namibia has found a way to export its prime cattle. Under the new protocol signed with Namibia, the southern African country will be allowed to export to Hong Kong frozen deboned and bone-in meat, excluding head, feet, offal and viscera and other by-products.

Per year, Africans that eat the least amount of meat per person in Africa
1. Burundi - 11 pounds
2. Rwanda - 14 pounds
3. Sierra Leone - 16 pounds
4. Eritrea - 17 pounds
5. Mozambique - 17.1 pounds
6. The Gambia - 17.8 pounds
7. Malawi - 18.3 pounds
8. Ethiopia - 18.7 pounds
9. Guinea - 18.9 pounds
10. Nigeria - 19.4 pounds
Three African superpowers of beef production are Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
Three African superpowers of beef production are Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.

Africans that eat the greatest amount of meat per person in Africa per year
1. Gabon - 146 pounds
2. South Africa - 129 pounds
3. Mauritius - 109 pounds
4. Cabo Verde - 101 pounds
5. Seychelles - 78 pounds
6. Libya – 74 pounds
7. Central African Republic - 73 pounds
8. Morocco – 66 pounds
9. Mauritania – 65 pounds
10. Namibia – 62 pounds

Did you know?
What is meat? To compare meat eating appetites in Africa, a single US resident consumes, on average, 265 pounds per year. Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food such as chicken, beef, buffalo, lamb, sheep, pigs, goat, fish, reptiles, bushmeat and wild game.



African food quote

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