International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 225

Full Length Research Paper

Socio-economic perception of snail meat consumption in Fako division, south-west region Cameroon

Kaldjob M. Christian
  • Kaldjob M. Christian
  • Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Ekona Regional Center, P. O. Box 25, Buea, Cameroon.
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Enangue N. Annick
  • Enangue N. Annick
  • Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Station of Batoke, BP 77 Limbe, Cameroon.
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Siri Bella N.
  • Siri Bella N.
  • Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Bambui Regional Center, P. O. Box 125, Bamenda, Cameroon.
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Etchu Kingsley
  • Etchu Kingsley
  • Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Nkolbisson, Yaounde, P. O. Box 2123, Yaounde.
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  •  Received: 30 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 10 January 2019
  •  Published: 31 May 2019


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