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.
Potatoes are an important crop in Tanzania. They grow faster than maize and are easier to plant using the right seeds and methods. We visit some potato farmers with our experts.
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 are in Ndori, Bondo in Siaya county with Robert and Grace to learn all about planting OFSP, keeping chickens, IR maize and striga weeds, d.light solar lamps and why being in a farmers group is a good idea.
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!
On Lucy and James' farm in Timau we look at potato farming (planting, storing & markets), Chickens (vaccines & antibiotics), Rainwater Harvesting and Energy Saving Jikos.
We go to Martin & Beatrice's farm in Kisumu to learn about tree planting, looking after chickens and antibiotics, planting tomatoes, seed selections, energy saving jiko and solar lights.
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 visit Juja Farm to meet a farmer and introduce them to Kenchic chickens, Kick start water pumps, d.light solar lights, growing amaranth and much more.
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.
The Shamba Shape Up team visit Vincent's farm to give him a helping hand with his beekeeping business, water harvesting, financial planning with a bank and starting up with chickens.
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.