In Uganda the weather patterns are changing and becoming harder to predict. This is because of climate change. To be a successful farmer it is important to understand these changes.
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.
In the course of many different climatic seasons we have visited a variety of farmers. We revisit some of the farmers and see whether they have turned their shambas into good business.
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 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 in Joseph and Grace's farm in Njoro, Nakuru to learn more about chickens (feeding, breeds, fertilising eggs), d.Light solar lamps, soil fertility, cow's milk and fodder & OFSP.
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 Bulambuli, Uganda with Harriet on her shamba. We take a look at the planting OFSP & African Indigenous vegetables. We also look at mulato grass for animals, rainwater harvesting & chickens.
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 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.
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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.
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.
SSU visits Lake Victoria to teach Lawrence about push-pull technology and how to look after goats. We learn how to make silage and hay, as well as solar lights and how to build a kitchen.
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.
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 revisit more of the shambas and learn about how important minerals are for cow's milk production, check on Arthur's irrigation scheme and sick cow. We also look at George's potato and maize crops, Vincent's hive and a lot more...
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...
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.
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.
The Shape Up team visit George's shamba in the first ever shape up! We help him to choose the right seed variety to plant his your area, how to use solar power and the correct was to use a urea treatment of maize stover and to store maize.