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An investigation into the viability of snail farming in Ireland / Sean Bermingham

By: Bermingham, Sean [author].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Galway : Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, 2018Description: vii, 74 pages : 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (41 : 2018) -- Dissertations | Alternative agriculture -- Ireland -- Dissertations, Academic | Snail farming -- Ireland -- Dissertations, AcademicDissertation note: Masters of Business in Strategy & Innovation Management. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, 2018 Summary: This research investigates the viability of snail farming in Ireland. Diversification in farming is the way forward. A recent Teagasc report from 2016 offers stark reading when it comes to viable farming incomes. There are 130,000 registered farmers of which 50,000 do not even make €8,000 a year.The Agriculture sector in Ireland continues to have a large number of people employed and the figures for the farming incomes from a Teagasc report are alarming. This is a sector that is being propped up by subsidies. According to the Central Statistics Office, in 2014 net subsidies accounted for 60% of agricultural incomes in Ireland. This research investigates an alternative enterprise, snail farming that could complement these smaller farms in order to supplement their farm incomes.
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Masters of Business in Strategy & Innovation Management. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, 2018

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This research investigates the viability of snail farming in Ireland. Diversification in farming is the way forward. A recent Teagasc report from 2016 offers stark reading when it comes to viable farming incomes. There are 130,000 registered farmers of which 50,000 do not even make €8,000 a year.The Agriculture sector in Ireland continues to have a large number of people employed and the figures for the farming incomes from a Teagasc report are alarming. This is a sector that is being propped up by subsidies. According to the Central Statistics Office, in 2014 net subsidies accounted for 60% of agricultural incomes in Ireland. This research investigates an alternative enterprise, snail farming that could complement these smaller farms in order to supplement their farm incomes.

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