SNAIL FARMING

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INTRODUCTION TO SNAIL FARMING
a) Introduction to farming snails b) The snail biology • Advantages of snail farming • Disadvantages of snail farming c) Snail spacies for farming d) Edible snails for farming • Achatina achatina • Achatina Fulica • Archatina Marginate e) Religious and cultural restrictions on handling and eating snails f) Climatic and environmental requirements and limitations for raising snails

  • Introduction
  • QUIZ

Establishing a snail farm
a) What is needed to start snail farming b) Planning a snail farming venture c) Choosing a site • General considerations • Humidity and temperature • Direction and windspeed • Soil characteristics d) Snails feeding activities e) Feeding of snails f) Routine management practices g) Steps in snail farming h) Equipment and tools needed in snail farming business i) Site selection j) Housing k) Characteristics of a good snail habitat l) Materials required for constructing different snail pens m) How to construct different snail houses n) Breed o) Hygiene and conservation of snails p) Stocking

BREEDING AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT
a) Breeding and Health management • Breeding of snails b) Phases in snail farming till maturity c) Pest and diseases control in snail production

SNAIL HARVESTING AND MARKETING
a) Harvesting, processing and marketing of snails b) Entrepreneurial skills in snail production c) Tentative cost to establish 1 snail farming enterprise

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