Cameroon Task Force

Small animal husbandry projects (SAHP)

Our project is aimed at assisting farmers in improving nutrition by alleviating protein deficiency and scaling up production to match supply with demand. Residents in Kribi, Cameroon receive training in snail farming techniques including construction of snails’ habitat, nutrition, promotion of good health and reproduction.

Pig Farms

Pig farm generates income for families in need.

In 2015, the Cameroon Mission helped establish a pig and snail farm to generate income for the Kribi women’s group and families in need. Funds raised by the 2017 team provided repairs to the pig farm (damaged by a storm) and the purchase of additional livestock and supplies.

Escargot (snail) Farm

Out of Poverty with Snails in Cameroon

These giant snails are a popular food and require little daily care – you just have to keep them from crawling out of the farm.

Eating snails for meals has long been associated with certain tribes in Cameroon. In the South West region (like Cameroon), snail meat is an important food for all occasions. These delectable snails are lean and low in cholesterol and fat. Their meat contains high levels of iron and carbohydrates.

In some villages of Cameroon, snail meat is recommended to nursing mothers and malnourished individuals. It is often preferred over beef or pork due to its cost effectiveness and availability all year round.

Snail Farms

Productivity –   Our project is aimed at assisting farmers in improving nutrition by alleviating protein deficiency and scaling up production to match supply with demand. Residents in Kribi, Cameroon receive training in snail farming techniques including construction of snails’ habitat, nutrition, promotion of good health and reproduction.

Image:  Isaac (10) checking out the snail farm – 2015 trip.

Life Cycle of Snails

When the environment is in the right conditions, the snails can multiply rapidly and are ready for the market in a timely fashion. A snail matures at 5 months on average and lays between 100-150 eggs annually. Under intensive and good farm technique and management, hatchability is about 90% of 100-150 eggs. Through this relentless efforts in snail farming and gardening, annual income and nutrition health benefits can more than double – a life saving project!

Snail farm provides income for the training center.

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