In today's episode we look at growing maize. Maize is grown across the country and gets a good price at market. However, it can also have problems with diseases and pests. We learn about MLND, using certified seeds, using the correct fertiliser and proper storage.
We are in Meru, Tanzania at Lilian's farm. We look at how to improve her rice plantation by using the right amount of fertilisers and manure and do a soil test.
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.
We are in Keroka, Kisii on Moseti's farm. He is having problems with pests and disease with his capsicum and tomato plants so we have brought experts to help him out. We also learn about climate smart agriculture, solar light, good record keeping and soil testing.
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.
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 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 are in Nairobi meeting Joyce and Antony to learn about making charcoal briquettes, keeping livestock healthy and also keeping their resilience to disease high, feeding and keeping healthy chickens, and solar power.
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 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.
A busy episode ahead at Elizabeth's shamba in Nyanza. We learn about IR maize, why diversification is important, chickens, using biogas and d.Light solar lamps.
We visit Emmanuel in Kiserian who needs a shape up of his chickens (hatching, breeding and feeding), solar light, water harvesting and planting certified seeds.
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 go back to meet farmers from the series and see how they are doing since their shape up. We look at OFSP, chickens, beans and cabbages, d.light lamps and pests and diseases in tomatoes. S04Ep13
We are in Naro Moru to meet Facebook competition winner Eric and his parents Rose and Wilfred. We learn about keeping chickens, how to make a farm plan, planting potatoes and diseases in courgettes. We also learn about using the internet to make your farm into a business.
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.
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 visit Beatrice and Nicodemus in Nyeri to learn more about OFSP, keeping Kienyeji and KARI chickens (housing & vaccines), planting vegetables (sukuma, spinach & capsicums) and the STRYDE programme for youths in farming.
Tagged Under: housing, disease, vaccines, sukuma, STRIDE programme, chickens, African indigenous vegetables, planting, capsicum, spinach, fertiliser, OFSP, legumes, youth in farming, kienyeji, vegetables, sweet potatoes
In this episode we visit Rebecca's farm in Bungoma county. We look at how to keep healthy chickens, how to plant and store groundnuts & beans to avoid aflatoxin poisoning, fertilisers, legumes & traditional African vegetables.
Tagged Under: chickens, disease, potatoes, vegetables, arid, beans, planting, vaccines, intercropping, housing, storage, legumes, fertiliser, African indigenous vegetables, groundnuts, feed, aflatoxins
The new series starts from Embu and looks at mango farming and how to stop mango diseases, kunde planting, hand pumps, making silage and looking after chickens correctly.
George is having problems with his chickens - they are sick and not providing as high an income for him as he had hoped. SSU team helps him sort out their housing, feeding and diseases. We also look at potato production and energy efficient jikos.