Grow unattractive crop in buffer zone around crops (e.g. chili peppers) to reduce human-wildlife conflict
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Some crops are vulnerable to wild herbivores, such as elephants. Some other crops, such as chilli, may have a repellent effect for wild herbivores. Planting them around the perimeter of the main crop may act as a deterrent to approach by such wild herbivores. If successful, this may reduce the incentives for carrying out lethal control of such herbivores.