Solar powered electric fence to reduce elephant damage in a farming community living outside the Chobe National Park.
Solar powered electric fence to reduce elephant damage in a farming community living outside the Chobe National Park.
The village of Lesoma is situated in the North-East part of the Chobe District, about 12km south of Kazungula. The local community relies on farming as an essential activity to supply basic food and provide some income by selling surplus to Kasane and Kazungula. Arable farmers in Lesoma have always faced the problem of their crops being destroyed by wildlife, elephants in particular. The situation has since become worse due to the increased number of animals coming from the east after the border fence with Zimbabwe was destroyed by elephants. Even though farmers are allowed to shoot animals to protect their fields, the majority of the crops still get destroyed by wildlife.

This project seeks to construct an electrical fence around the agricultural fields of Lesoma. The protection of the crops is necessitated by the damage caused by abundant wildlife in the area.The project works will include fencing (solar powered) , training (in operating and maintaining the fence) and self help (provision of unskilled labour by the community).
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Lesoma Farmers Committee
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 3,690.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 26,607.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,727.00
Project Number:
BOT/95/G51/003
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Ms Limbo
 

Address

P.O Box 7
P.O Box 7 , Kasane ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
Phone:
+267 363-3767
Email:
Mr Baboloki Autlwetse
Email:

Address

UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC