marketing snail in Nigeria
Picture by Adams Odurinde

Marketing of Snail does not pose much problem, because it sells like hot cake. In Nigeria local markets.
Harvesting should be done during the dry season between December and March. By this period there is no competition from the Snails caught from the bush.
The price of a matured snail by the time is not less than N 200 each any where in Lagos local markets like Oyingbo, Sangross, Mushin, Bariga, Agege e.t.c
The people selling herbs in these markets buys Snail in bulk more than any set of people, I think for some medicinal purpose.
Marketing snails to the eateries and cafeterias like Mr. Biggs, Tantalizers, Sweet sensation, Chicken café is also lucrative. If you have enough quantity’s you can export Snail to Italy and France. This involves some documentation, for Nigeria export promotion council and Nigerian Quarantine service and societe General de Survelance SGS.

This post on how to market farmed snail was in response to a question asked in the original snail article which can be found here, first part of the article is here.

By elyjay

Elyjay (Adams Odurinde) was born into farming at Mushin, Lagos State. His experience in poultry starts in 1966 at the very plot that is now number 64 Ladipo Street, Mushin. ElyJay's exposure to farming at a very early age started his deep passion for farming, which was nurtured when he study Tropical agriculture at Lagos State Polytechnic. Still actively engaged in farming, his hobbies includes reading and writing hence the blogging about farming for Haba Naija.

3 thought on “MARKETING OF SNAIL”
  1. I don’t really have any knowledge on snail farming and marketing.
    You explained that snails are sold 200 Naira during dry season, how much will it go for during rainy season?

  2. ElyJay is the expert, hopefully we will get a reply from him. I would expect that its cheaper in raining season as there will probably be a plentifully supply of cheap wild snails. It will probably be cheaper by up to 20%?

  3. The price in rainy season is cheaper like 150 Naira for it has to
    compete with snail from the wild Im addition it is better to make hay
    while the sun shines so let sales wait till dry season to command high
    price.

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