In Benin, several youths are involved in the production and processing of snails. This sector is profitable because the by-products of the snail such as the meat, slime, shell and viscera are sold.
Roukayath LAURIANO, a dressmaker in the commune of Abonmey-Calavi, is a snail farmer. Her production, destined for consumption, is bought by restaurants and other customers.
In Sèmè-Kpodji, in the city of Cotonou, Raïssa PADONOU raises snails for their slime, which is used in cosmetics.
In the political capital of the country, Porto-Novo, Yanice LAURIANO, a law student, has focused on snail processing. Through his company “Les Escargots de Yan”, he offers snail-based dishes.