More than 1000 farmers will benefit from a multibillion horticulture project by the Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary. The project will be a means to prevent the human-wildlife conflict in the area.
The initiative will see farmers plant garlic, capsicum, pepper and onions as a means of wading off animals in the area. Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary manager John Ndegwa yesterday said the project will help the communities sell more of their produce and prevent animals like baboons, gazelles and buffalos from entering their farms.
Ndegwa said the residents plant crops which are palatable to the animals, hence attract them.’We realised that the country has a shortage of 70 per cent of onions and pepper. We want to remove the conventional source of planting maize and beans which do not yield a lot of profit and are appealing to the animals in the area,’ he said.