Italian Company to Begin Cultivating Snails in Kazakhstan

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Lumacheria Italiana, the global leader in snail production, announced its plans to start industrial production of snails in Kazakhstan. Representatives of the company outlined their plans during a meeting with the Akim of the Zhambyl Region, Dauletkozha Mamyrov.

At the meeting it was noted that the Zhambyl Region is located in a favorable environmental and climatic zone, one that’s ideal for snail farming on an industrial scale and helps reduce production costs fourfold compared to the world market. The project will make the region the first in Central Asia that hosts snail farming on an industrial scale.

Furthermore, representatives of Lumacheria Italiana said they’ll be cooperating with the Kazakh company Meragro on the project, and that farming infrastructure be built in several stages. Lumacheria Italiana also expressed its readiness to train local farmers. Investment in the initial phases of the project alone will amount to more than €2,000,000.

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