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Are you looking to download a standard Heliciculture business plan in Nigeria?

Do you want to start a snail farming business but you don’t have an idea on how the heliciculture snail farming business plan template will look like?

This post is for you.

Do you want to secure a loan for NIRSAL, BOA, BOI, grant or make future forecast figures? Then you need this heliciculture business plan template in Nigeria to do that.


Heliciculture, commonly known as snail farming, is the process of raising edible land snails, primarily for human consumption or cosmetic use.


The Snail Farming business plan will have these chapters:

  1. Introduction
  2. Executive summary
  3. Business Description
  4. Objective and Goals
  5. Estimated Profit
  6. Production Strategy
  7. Cost Estimates
  8. Our vision statement
  9. Our mission statement
  10. Our business structure
  11.  Our strength
  12. Weakness:
  13. Market analysis
  14. Market trends
  15. Our target market for snail farming in Nigeria
  16. Our competitive advantage
  17. Sales and marketing strategy
  18. Sales forecast for Heliciculture business plan
  19. Payment options
  20.  Feasibility studies for Snail Farming business plan
  21. Financial analysis for Heliciculture Snail Farming business plan
  22. Sources of startup capital



  1. Executive Summary

Heliciculture is a profitable enterprise. A really mind-blowing fact about snail enterprise: Close to 300,000 tons of snail meat is eaten annually around the world.

Snail farming is not really an arduous task, it’s as easy as counting your fingers because snails rarely develop diseases, are cost-friendly in terms of feeding and housing. The money spent in snail rearing is in the currency of your attention and care.


2. Business Description

Snails reproduce rapidly. They are capable of laying close to or more than 100-150 eggs at a time, and with the discovery of the Achatina achatina, a very high prolific specie of snail which can lay up to a whopping amount of 1,000,000 eggs, snail farming is indeed a business that yields great returns.

One of the top interesting business opportunities in the continent, it is without doubt one of the most lucrative farming ventures anyone can engage in, in Nigeria/


3. Objective/ Goal

Our goal is to establish a large scale snail business that can produce more than 30, 000 snails per annum.


4. Estimated profit

For the first year, if 200 matured Achatina Achatina snails breed 600 snails each, at the end of a year 60,000 snails can be matured and available for distributions and retail. For the second year, 1,000 matured Achatina Achatina snails breed 300 snails each, at the end of a year 300, 000 snails can be matured and available for sales.

Even if a full matured snail is being sold for N150 x 60, 000 = N9, 000, 000. Hence, in the second year, according to our estimations N150 x 300, 000 N45, 000,000 (real cash)


Key points: Patience and Care 


5. Production Strategies

For making a simple pen that meets the requirements of the snails and also the housing capacity as there are a lot of snails to be considered, few important factors are to be considered:

Site Selection – Plain lands with adequate shade to keep the temperature optimal for snails as they(snails) are known to inhabit cool regions

Soil type – It should be (homestead/enterprise) on soil that is not waterlogged. Humus soil is recommended due to its edaphic properties

Housing: Use an intensive system of rearing. It can be a high or low fenced pen, tank pens, baskets, drums, trampolines. In the construction of a high fenced pen, the walls should be a dwarf wall with bricks 1m high built all around it and with wire gauze at the top.


6. Cost Estimate

Breed – There are many breeds of snails but the one recommended for farmers are the Achatina achatina, Archachatina marginata which are the African giant snails and are known for their size and rapid reproduction.

Feeding – The feeds recommended for snails are palm kernel cake, cassava tuber, fish meal, maize chaff, sweet potato, pawpaw, fruits, soya bean, cocoyam, leaves, plantains and bananas. Food should not contain salt even in the smallest quantities, given morning and night only.

Breeding and Health Management – Snails begin to lay eggs between 8-12 months when their reproductive system has attained maturity. They lay eggs in the soil 2-4cm deep. The incubation period varies from 24- 35 days. After hatching the hatchlings (baby snails) stays in the soil for 2-5 days. The baby snails should separate from the adult in another room in the pen, although snails are not cannibalistic, the measure is just to avoid the adults damaging them (the hatchlings).



How To Download The Snail Heliciculture Production Business Plan Template PDF and Doc

Above is a part of the snail farming business plan template in Nigerian. In case you need the complete business plan, follow the procedures to download it.

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