HOW TO START A PROFITABLE SNAIL FARMING BUSINESS
Snail farming in Ghana is said to be one of the most lucrative agricultural business you can start with little capital. But still, it is one of the most ignored animal rearing business in this country Ghana and other African Countries. Snail farming provides one of the profitable opportunities to make money within a short period of time. But why are Ghanaians and Africans not yet fully engaged in this money making snail rearing business? The reason is negligence.
Snail farming in Ghana requires low capital and the working capital may be very little, compare to other animal rearing business. Therefore, snail farming business in Ghana is a type or kind of agricultural venture that if one invests in it carefully, he/she would make a lot of profits.
You should know that the demand for snail is very high in Ghana as such the market potential of snail is inexhaustible, domestically and internationally. Snail farming which is also known as “heliculture” is not highly considered here in Ghana and put into consideration as how it is been done in other countries.
Benefits of snail farming in Ghana
1. It is very easy to run.
2. It is very lucrative and profitable.
3. It is environmental friendly.
4. They are highly productive.
5. Snails are low in fat and cholesterol.
6. Snails are highly medicinal and used for health related products.
7. It has traditional healing benefits.
8. A good export opportunity.
9. They contain iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium and have very low fat.
Species of snails reared in Ghana
There are three main types of snails used in snail rearing in Ghana and other countries.
The most suitable snail species for rearing are the Achatina Fulica, Achatina Achatina and the Archachatina Marginata but the Achatina Achatina is the most recommended for snail farming because of its high reproductive capacities. It can lay up to 500 eggs at once and lays eggs three times a year. The Achatina Achatina is also easy to find.
CONSIDER THESE STEPS IN STARTING YOUR SNAIL FARM.
1. Secure an environment suitable for snail rearing. The best environment to situate your snail farm is a low plain, downhill site. The farm should not be exposed to excessive wind because too much wind would dry out and dehydrate your snails. It is best to have trees like banana or plantain planted around your snail farm.
2. Consider the type of soil for snail farming. The most preferable soil for snail is sandy-loamy soil with little water holding capacity. Clayey soil and acidic soil should be avoided.
3. Get your snails for farming. You would need some snails to start up your snail farm and you must ensure that they are fertile and in perfect condition. The best place to source for your initial stock is in the bushes. Snails gotten directly from their natural habitat are in the best condition because they have not been exposed to too much sunlight which would dehydrate them and make them less fertile.
4. Purchase your snail food and feeding or you can look for foods around your environment. Snails are very versatile feeders. They can feed on anything from leaves to fruits. Snails can feed on cocoyam leaves, cassava and okra leaves, cabbage, lettuce, pawpaw as well as eggplant leaves. Snails can also feed on fruits like mangoes, banana, pawpaw, tomatoes and pears.
6. Harvest your snail when they are matured. When harvesting your snails, it is important to handle them carefully. You can harvest them into clean plastic containers, baskets, bowls, or in a box to be carried to the point of sale. Do not overload the containers. 10 kg in each container is just okay so that the snails don’t get hurt or stressed.
7. Market your snails to market women, shops, restaurants, hotels or interested buyers.
Greenroot limited has affordable lands at Aburi Amanfo , Asutware Junction and Kwaomoso for your snail farming business , crop farming and real estate . We have ready market for your farm produce . You have access to amenities such such as electricity , water and good road network when you purchase our lands. We give you free site plan and indenture . Agriculture is wealth .


36 Comments

Darcel Muellner · 8th February 2020 at 3:33 pm

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    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you so much

Rowena Muscente · 10th February 2020 at 1:43 am

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    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:46 pm

    We appreciate your comment.

KPORXAH STELLA · 15th June 2020 at 9:34 pm

Very good information.
thank you

    Linda Sakyi · 11th August 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:43 pm

    We appreciate your comment.

Francis Woode · 27th June 2020 at 6:26 am

Thank you so much for this information.

    Linda Sakyi · 11th August 2020 at 7:03 pm

    You are welcome

      Gilbert Ofosu Baah · 20th September 2020 at 8:48 pm

      I am very much interested in a piece of affordable land to venture into snail farming. I need your help.

        Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:16 pm

        Kindly call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 .

Terrilyn Halpin · 7th July 2020 at 6:58 am

My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be exactly what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content for you personally? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write about here. Again, awesome website!

    Linda Sakyi · 11th August 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you

    Well we write our contents ourselves . We do not employ the services of guest writers.

Dave · 7th July 2020 at 1:36 pm

Can I get training for a snail farm if I already have the land?

    Linda Sakyi · 11th August 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Yes please. Kindly call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 to get assistance from our farm manager.

    fred · 9th October 2020 at 9:14 pm

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      Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:24 pm

      Well noted.

Mac · 14th July 2020 at 8:32 am

I’d like to know how long it takes a snail to grow and be ready for harvest

    Linda Sakyi · 11th August 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Kindly call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 to speak to our farm expert. Thank you.

Edward Bortey · 23rd July 2020 at 1:32 pm

Please i want to start a snail farming business , where do i start from ?

    Linda Sakyi · 11th August 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Kindly call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 to be assisted by our farm manager.

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 for assistance.

Nana Anyima · 31st July 2020 at 11:03 pm

Hi, i am intressed in purchasing land for farming in the Aburi area. How much is your land per plot and what is the size . Would also like to know If one can rent the land for farming as a second option.
Thank

Yours sincerely
Nana Anyima

    Linda Sakyi · 11th August 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you Nana Anyima for the comment.
    These are the available lands and their prices.

    *Aburi Amanfo*
    1 acre : 50,000ghc
    *Nsawam*
    30 acres: 55,000ghc per acre
    *Gomoa Fetteh – Behind Pentecost convention centre*
    8 acres – 60,000ghc per acre

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Yes we have land for sale for lease.
    Kindly contact us on 0577269299 for details.

کارت ویزیت تور گردشگری · 9th August 2020 at 11:48 pm

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Albert Sackey · 22nd September 2020 at 7:59 pm

Please I want to start this how may u help me

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Kindly call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 for details.

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Please contact us on 0577269299

Emmanuel Yeboah · 13th October 2020 at 5:14 am

Am EMMANUEL Yeboah.
Thanks very much for the insight.
Please, apart from the bush where can I get the snail to stars the business?

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Kindly call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 for more information.

Nii · 2nd November 2020 at 12:23 pm

Hello Linda, Thank you very much for the information. I was directed to your page during a google search fueled by my interest in heliciculture. I would like to start a snail farm at home and would want to rear Achatina achatina, where can I get this species to buy and do you know how much it costs?

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 10:34 pm

    We are sorry but we do not sell snails. We will recommend one to you when we have information on where to get some to buy.

Kweku Mike · 28th November 2020 at 9:12 pm

Hello please…my uncle wants to start this snail business..how do we start ?

    Linda Sakyi · 16th January 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Kindly call or whatsapp us on 0577269299 for assistance

GREENLAND SNAIL FARMS. Healthy Meat For Generations · 20th January 2021 at 4:32 pm

I love your article on snail farm. I have already started one at my backyard. I went for 8 AA snails one from the bush and 7 from the market (though not advisable) to try them. I only needed the eggs to start. So I incubated the eggs whenever they laid. I now have 400 growing snails for my start. Yes it is very lucrative to start with low capital. But here is my point of advise to interested persons, You need to love these vegetarians, have time for time, they need regular visit and care and have the spirit of patience because success is never achieved on a silver platter. IT IS NOT A QUICK WAY TO FETCH MONEY right! But patience conquers. Just to your normal business whilst farming your snails gradually, gradually, the beginning may seem foolish and a waste of time. But I tell you, good opportunities are always packed in ugly packages. Imagine my 400 snails laying 300 eggs each trice a year when they reach sexual maturity, calculate how many snails you are going to keep. PATIENCE CONQUERS!

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