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4th May 2011
Around 15-months ago AOTE were involved in a conservation project in India planting a chilli “fence” on a model farm abutting the buffer zone of Kanha National Park. The main aims were to see whether 1) chillies would grow all year round in India, and 2) whether the chillies would have the same deterrent effect on ungulates that it does on elephants in Africa. The pilot project has been a success and AOTE believes it would be possible to roll out the project beyond the scope of the test site. This would require an investment in chilli seeds and a means of distributing the seeds and educating farmers into how to plant and nurture them, something that AOTE is now working towards.
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