Snail Farming

The earliest record of snails in cuisine dates back to 50 BC, where they were selectively bred and eaten in Rome. It is likely the Romans that spread the consumption of snails throughout Europe until the practice eventually reached early France the country that is most commonly associated with snails. To this day, Italy and France are the major worldwide producers of snails. In tropical and sub-tropical areas like West and East Africa, natives gather snails, eat them and sell the surplus as a source of income. Snail farming in Nigeria has become an important economic activity, recently there has been effort to increase animal protein production. This has brought snail farming in Nigeria to limelight.

Course Overview

The earliest record of snails in cuisine dates back to 50 BC, where they were selectively bred and eaten in Rome. It is likely the Romans that spread the consumption of snails throughout Europe until the practice eventually reached early France the country that is most commonly associated with snails. To this day, Italy and France are the major worldwide producers of snails. In tropical and sub-tropical areas like West and East Africa, natives gather snails, eat them and sell the surplus as a source of income. Snail farming in Nigeria has become an important economic activity, recently there has been effort to increase animal protein production. This has brought snail farming in Nigeria to limelight.

Generally, snail farming in Nigeria is widely accepted nationwide due to its low start-up capital, the meat is highly nutritious, it is palatable, and snails are environment-friendly. Snail farming also encourages cheap and affordable animal products. Snail slime is now used by cosmetics companies, snail shell can be incorporated into animal feeds or used in liming to reduce soil acidity.

What you’ll learn
  • Essential knowledge you must know before starting or growing your snail farm.
  • The proper procedures and tasks you need to do for maximum survival rates and profits.
  • Learn about snail management, breeding, equipment, harvesting and processing.
  • Discover numerous cost-saving techniques and business skills to help you find a market and grow your farm.
Requirements
  • Basic proficiency in the English language, numeracy and computer literacy.
  • Candidates must have access to either a computer or smartphone with internet connectivity.
  • They must be equipped with quality webcam and headphones..
Duration & Fees
  • Regular – 4 Weeks – ₦150,000
  • Fast-Track – 3 Weeks – ₦225,000
Program Dates
  • December, 2023 – February, 2024
  • March – May, 2024
  • June – August, 2024
  • September – November, 2024

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