Snail farming

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Giving new meaning to “micro-enterprise”:

Snail farming can be a very good business in areas where the local market is strong and where, as a result, over collecting from the bush has led to a shortage and boosted prices. Snails fit in well with other farming activities, helping to fertilize the soil prior to cultivation of other crops. And those of unmarketable size can be fed to pigs, shells included. But snails are not without problems, especially when exotic species are introduced, whether for farming or for biological control of a local 'agricultural pest' species. As with any livestock, mini or macro, it is easy to slip on the trail to success.

Via Timbuktu Chronicles.

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