Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Apr 18, 2019 15:16:05 GMT 1
Entrepreneurs stand the chance of making millions of foreign exchange as revenue if they explore the opportunity available from massive snail farming and exporting.
Snails are common in East and West Africa, and are mostly found in agricultural areas, shrubs and wetlands.
They are well consumed because of their nutritional value and high health benefits. A snail is naturally packed with vitamins E, A, K, and B12 and very low in calories and fat.
The great nutrients snails contain make them a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals and are ideal in fighting cancer and preventing heart disorders. It is also recommended for special patients,
Also, snail extract is used in Asia by drugs manufacturers for herbal drugs production. This is big money if you are exporting substantial quantities of snails to that part of the world.
Its other amazing benefits, not just nutritional benefits, for instance, the slime, is now being harvested massively and used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. It has rejuvenating properties and helps with skin rejuvenation. The shells too can be ground into powder for fertilizer and poultry feed processing.
Market Value of snails
The quantity of snail you will buy for N200 in Nigeria can be sold for as much as $4 (N1200) in the international market.
You too can earn as much Dollars and and other foreign currencies you want if you start the business of exporting snail to countries like the UK and United States.
Sourcing for product
To get large quantities of Snail in the country is not a difficult thing. You can either buy snail from the village market or you setup your own snail farm.
With less than N50,000, you can buy good snails from farms to resell or you can setup a small scale snail farm that will produce almost 2500 Snails in six months and make your profits within a short period.
Packaging for Export
Snail meat for export can be packaged in any of the following ways:
Note that the packages should be appropriately labelled to meet the export regulations of the importing countries.