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Offal is often rejected by wealthier consumers, but these are parts of the animal that are affordable and also offer a vital source of protein, iron and zinc for low-income households.
In central Mozambique’s Manica province, dried fish retails at 55MZN (£1) per kg, and chicken at 100MZN (£1.85). Fifth-quarter meat, on the other hand, costs just an average of 27MZN (£0.50).
Despite peanuts being produced in Mozambique, nutritious and energy dense peanut butter has been too expensive for many Mozambican consumers – until now.
Xikhaba (pronounced she-kah-bah) is a brand of peanut butter that is produced by small business owner Octávio Muchanga. It is the first local peanut butter brand produced in Mozambique and is supported by GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods.
Octávio Muchanga is passionate about peanut butter. Like many small businesses in Mozambique, Muchanga’s home-based peanut butter processing operation in Maputo, Xikhaba (shi-kaa-ba), faces many obstacles to growth: an inconsistent supply of raw, clean materials, lack of transport options to deliver products to markets and limited access to commercial financing have all constrained Muchanga’s best efforts to expand his company’s reach and profits.