The Bantu is found in southern Africa, and is derived from early breeds of swine from Europe and Asia. Bantus are usually brown but can also be black and white with splotches of black spots.
They are known for their hardiness, adaptability and ability to forage for food in the wild. They are known for their meat which is considered to be more flavorful and tender than commercial breeds. They are mostly raised by smallholder farmers and small-scale farmers. Bantu pigs are well suited to the hot, humid climate of Africa and are resistant to many of the diseases that plague commercial pigs. They are also known to be hardy and able to survive with minimal inputs, which makes them well-suited for smallholder farmers and for use in mixed farming systems.