Over One Million dollars provided to assist Farmers in dealing with monkeys and pigs

Over One Million dollars provided to assist Farmers in dealing with monkeys and pigs

Citizens and residents can rest assured that the problem of monkeys and wild pigs wreaking havoc on farmers crops is being worked on.

 

This, as the Department of Agriculture in St. Kitts, has implemented several control measures.

 

Director of Agriculture in St. Kitts, Mr. Melvin James, said that an $EC 1.2 million project was approved by the government that will help to address the issue of wild monkeys and pigs.

 

Mr. James said that to date, some $EC 750,000 has been made available for use of the project.

 

He stated that judicious trapping, selective shooting, use of scare gadgets and other deterrents as well as electric fences, have been facilitated by the Agriculture department.

 

Although the project was designed to assist farmers, consideration will be given to assist homeowners who are negatively affected by the monkeys.

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