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Snail Farming (heliculture, Achaticulture, etc) for Livelihood

The domesticated farming of snails has come of age but in the third world it could do more than protein source to family tables, through provisions of jobs in its value chain. However, the failure rates are high and considered too risky and insecured source of income to the family. This largely due to many unknowns in farming snails domestically.

Would you share your experiences around faming of snails, any type, just share pls?

Farming Snails 1, FAO, 1986 is at:

Farming Snails 2, FAO, 1986:

Snail Farming, CTA, 2008:

Here are some resources found on

Do others have any experiences to relate?