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The Impact of Elephants on Agricultural Productivity

African elephants  can have huge impacts on agricultural productivity when they cross paths with human settlements. Such problems are common in Wakyato Sub-county, Luwero District, Uganda. Literature, direct measurements and household interviews were used to evaluate crop damage by elephants, assess the methods used by farmers to deter elephant raids, learn about attitudes to wildlife, and lastly, to examine the potential benefits that the local communities have with respect to the presence of elephants and other wildlife.

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