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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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PROFITABILITY OF SNAIL FARMING IN NDOKWA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA


Volume 15, Issue 2, April 2016, Pages 352–359

 PROFITABILITY OF SNAIL FARMING IN NDOKWA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

DENNIS ADAIGHO1 and R. NWADIOLU2

1 DEPT OF AGRIC EXTENSION AND MANAGENMENT, DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OZORO, P M B 5, OZORO, Nigeria
2 DEPT OF AGRIC EXTENSION AND MANAGENMENT, DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OZORO, P M B 5, OZORO, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 6 December 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The study is aimed at examining the profitability of snail farming in Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State. Relevant data collected includes; socio-economic characteristics of snail farmers, management practices/ breeds of snail, costs and returns of snailery (quantities and prices of both input and output) and constraints of snailery production. Estimated gross margin of N 18,000 and a net profit of N13, 933 were obtained from the study. Snail enterprise is profitable. The result also indicates that snail farmers were mostly male, literate, self-financed and took snail farming as part time. Lack of fund, lack of good breeding stock, pest infestation among others were some of the problems encountered by the respondents. Based on the findings, the study recommends that snail farmers and prospective farmers should ensure high level sanitary measures and medication to reduce pest attack, credit accessibility from formal and informal sources and setting up demonstration centers that will serve as source of improved foundation stocks.

Author Keywords: profitable, snailery farming, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta state.


How to Cite this Article


DENNIS ADAIGHO and R. NWADIOLU, “PROFITABILITY OF SNAIL FARMING IN NDOKWA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 352–359, April 2016.