We are back at Hellen and Daniel’s farm for a revisit. We see whether their capsicum are good for harvest, using artificial insemination to get a good calf, benefits of using the right fertilisers and how to stop bacterial wilt on tomatoes.
We are in Narok county at Charles Kuraru's Shamba. We learn about crop rotation which brings about biological tillage for a better yield, introduce him to a new maize variety and advice him on how to choose a proper insurance cover. We also install some solar lights at a nearby school.
We are in Sing'isi village, Mt Meru region in Tanzania at Mr Barnabas Palanyo's shamba. We introduce them to fertilisers to improve their maize crop, vaccinate their cows against East Coast Fever and tell them about the benefits of farmer groups.
We are in Eastern Uganda, Busoga region at Christopher and Christine's farm. We help them with their cows, bananas and teach them about growing apples and the importance of soil testing.
We visit Peter and Mary at their shamba in Iganga, Uganda. We learn how to identify a good layer in your chickens, proper cow feed to increase milk production and good nutrition for the whole family.
We are in Uganda to learn about keeping cows for producing good quality milk. We learn about feeding, how a healthy cow produces good milk and how to build a zero grazing unit.
We are in Tanzania to learn about keeping cows for producing good quality milk. We learn about feeding, making silage, keeping diseases away and how a healthy cow produces good milk and how to build a zero grazing unit.
For the first episode in Tanzania, we meet Christina from Nambala. She has problems with her dairy cows, chickens, planting crops successfully, minimising post harvest losses & soil testing.
We are in Arusha, Tanzania at Christine's Shamba. We bring in experts to help her with her broiler chicken, to improve her milk production and we also test her soil in order to know how to improve her rice crop.
We are in Amaiga, Kisii County on Paul's Farm. We help him improve his onions after doing a soil test, teach him about properly managing his dairy cows and his chicken, introduce his to d.Light solar lamps, and discuss how using a mobile phone can help him improve his yields.
We are in Kiatuni Village, Machakos County at Anne's farm. The climate there is dry so there is not much rain. We test her soil, show her how to plant tomatoes and manage pests and diseases, breed a healthy cow, grow African indigenous vegetables and spot fake chemicals.
We are in Iganga District, Uganda at Peter and Mary's farm. We learn how to identify good layers in your chicken flock, how to feed cows properly to increase milk production and why good nutrition for the whole family is important.
We are in Embu county at Hellen's farm. We see how to grow tissue culture bananas, the importance of soil testing, how joining a farmer groups can help your shamba and how to improve dairy cows.
We visit Pamela And Joseph in Homa Bay county. Learn about growing fodder crops and their advantages, vaccinating chicken, soil testing and drought resistant crops.
We visit Robert and Joy at their shamba in Jinja, Uganda. Learn about pests and diseases in banana production, the proper feed for your cows to increase milk production and how to keep healthy chickens for good business.
Tagged Under: housing, fruit, pests, health, records, spraying, African indigenous vegetables, diseases, feeding, chickens, nutrition, cows, financial education, bananas, business, ticks, worming, mastitis, vaccines, supplements, zero grazing unit, soil testing
We go back to visit some of the shaped-up shambas of the past couple of episodes to see how the farmers have been getting on with their new shamba. Join us to see the improvements made.
We are on Paul & Robina's farm in Iganga, Uganda to learn more about Newcastle Disease in chickens, using solar light, growing Quality Protein Maize, cow health & grafting apple trees.
Today we met Dorothy on her shamba in Matasia to learn more about doing a soil test to grow better cabbages, keeping healthy chickens, keeping cows and how to recognise fake chemicals.
Tagged Under: housing, disease, health, safety, chemicals, supplements, soil testing, soil, chickens, financial planning, feeding, planting, cabbages, cows, fertiliser, growing, hygiene, Coccidiosis, vaccines
We are on Onesmas and Christine's farm in Machakos to learn more about planting and using fertilisers, keeping sheep and cows, planting tomatoes and learning how to avoid fake chemicals.
We meet Peter and Ruth from Bomet as we shape up their shamba. We learn how to use Viazi Power to grow bigger, stronger potatoes, how to take a soil test, keep cows for milk, and what to grow for good health.
We are on Christina's farm, in Mulala Village, Tanzania where we are learning about keeping chickens for profit, minimising post-harvest losses, keeping healthy dairy cows, planting crops and the importance of doing a soil test.
We are on Agnes' farm in Nairobi for the first episode of the series. We learn about the importance of keeping a clean shamba for hygiene reasons, feeding dairy cows and planting and drenching high value horticulture crops.
We are revisiting farmers from the series to see how they are getting on and if the shape up has helped! We learn more about cows, sorghum, chickens, solar lights and crop improvement methods.
We are back in Uganda to meet Lorna and John. We look at growing beans, ECF disease in cattle, using fertilisers on soil, keeping healthy chickens and using certified seeds for planting.
We meet Kaburu from Gakii, Meru, who is keen to learn more about keeping healthy animals! We learn more about ECF in cows, supplements for animals, keeping chickens healthy & growing sorghum to sell to breweries.
We re-visit our Facebook competition winner Eric to learn even more about keeping healthy cows (vaccines, feed, supplements) and how to keep them healthy during pregnancy, how to use fertilisers and the importance of keeping rainwater for use on the shamba.
We visit Lydia from Kitui who is having problems with her chicken's feeding & housing, as well as other animals in her shamba, we learn about seed selection, growing sorghum & solar lights.
We go back to visit farmers from the series to see how they are getting on and whether they have made they changes with the chickens, cows, tomatoes, trees and solar lights.
We are meeting Anne, in Nyeri today to learn more about planting OFSP, crop protection and how to keep your cows safe from ECF disease, which if not treated properly, can be fatal.
We meet Joseph and Florence in Kiserian who need help with using biogas, protecting cows against ECF, choosing good seeds, feeding correct fodder for animals & using solar light.
We are in Katumani and Machakos with Cecilia and Philip who are in need of some help with their cows, who need an ECF vaccine, about how to make a farming plan, growing sorghum, planting trees & rainwater harvesting in the form of a water pan.
SSU visits Nyeri to meet Ceclilia and Moses who need a helping hand. We look at their cow's housing and feeding which will help them get more milk, how to transplant tomatoes from their nursery bed & how to do a soil test and use fertilisers correctly for better results.
We visit Leah and Wilson on their shamba in Eldoret to learn about the ECF vaccine and looking after cows, keeping healthy chickens, and how to plant vegetables so they grow well throughout the year.
We meet young farmer Kioko in Embu to learn about keeping chickens, evergreen agriculture, making a farm plan to help the farmers make more money, using pesticides on sukuma and tomatoes and keeping diary cows.
Tagged Under: cows milk, chickens, cows, zero grazing, bananas, tomatoes, trees, fodder, sukuma, planting, cabbages, terracing, supplements, feed, erosion, diversity, evergreen agriculture, housing, intercropping
SSU is in Nabbongo village, in Uganda for the first time where we meet Irene and John. We take a look at their cows, who need some more minerals, OFSP, quality protein maize, soil fertility, rainwater harvesting and certified seeds.
We visit Gideon and Alice in Kampi ya Moto near Nakuru to shape up their shamba for the new series! We look at their cows (feeding), OFSP (planting & storage), chickens (housing, vaccine & supplements) & sorghum.
This episode is a re-cap of many previous farms we have visited over the series. We see how the farmers are getting on and how SSU has helped them on their shamba.
We visit Jarius in Kisumu to help him deal with the challenges of farming in a wheelchair. We look at cows, chickens, and maize problems as well as look at why jikos and solar lamps are useful for him.
We revisit John and Miriam's farm in Rongai. We learn how to help cows produce more milk, including feeding. We also learn about water harvesting, crop disease, solar lights, fertiliser & napier grass.
John from Rongai gets help on his shamba getting his cows free from disease such mastitis, fleas and ticks. His soil is tested for minerals and the team go to agricultural show to learn about banking.
Bernard from Makueni District has problems with his maize and bean crops, due to drought. He learns how to care for goats and cows correctly, while also understanding the importance of solar power.
We kick off season two with a visit to Lydia's Shamba in Nakuru. She needs advice on markets, drying her chilies and seeds, and has a cow in calf that isn't giving her much milk. Time for a shape up!
We visit Risper's farm in Kisumu to learn more about cows (health, housing and feeding), maize farming, energy saving jikos & rainwater harvesting.
We learn more about vegetable growing, taking care of animals, inter-cropping beans and sorghum and livestock loans; all on Mary's farm in Nakuru.
In this episode we meet Peter & Virginia in Nakuru to help shape up their shamba. We look at animal care, certified seeds, planting sorghum, rainwater havesting and solar lighting.
We learn how to plant tomatoes correctly, the importance of water harvesting, Grain Groups, d.light solar lights, proper housing of animals, soil testing and how KCB banking can help in your farm.
We visit Joseph and Lucy's farm in Kinagop to sort out their shamba. We take a look at planting trees, healthy cabbages, dairy cows and rainwater harvesting.
We revisit Christine's shamba in western Kenya and Joseph and Veronica's shamba in Machakos to advise them some more on their farms. We learn to tell the difference between genuine and fake chemicals, important minerals for cows, running a profitable farm, making compost, fruits and much more...
We visit Christine in her shamba in Kakamega and learn proper care for cows, how to have a good tea plantation, energy saving jikos and learn why solar power is important for providing clean light.
In this episode the Shamba Shape Up team look at growing napier grass to make into fodder, harvesting rain water, improving vegetable crops and more advice on caring for cattle.
This SSU episode looks at applying for a farming loan from a bank, harvesting oil palm, managing disease and pests in cattle and keeping healthy, happy layer hens.
Meet young Jeremiah, who inherited his grandfather's farm with all its problems. He seeks advice from the Shamba Shape Up team. We learn what extra dietary supplements for your cow means a higher milk yield, and a different method of growing napier grass. He also needed advice on his tomato crops; so the Shamba Shape Up team invited an expert to advise on controlling pests, correct spacing and good soil fertilisers.