There are many snail farms in Ghana, but most of them are small-scale operations. The majority of snail farmers in Ghana rear snails for food, but some also rear them for their shells, which are used for making jewelry and other decorative items.
Most snail farmers in Ghana start out by collecting wild snails from their gardens or the forest. They then keep the snails in pens or cages and feed them a diet of leaves, vegetables, and fruits. Some farmers also supplement their snail feed with commercial snail pellets.
When the snails are ready for harvest, they are usually sold to local restaurants or markets. Some farmers also process their snails into canned snail meat or snail powder, which is used as a seasoning in soups and stews.
Ghanaian snail farmers face a number of challenges, including predation from birds and other animals, and diseases that can kill their snails. They also have to compete with imported snail meat, which is often cheaper