In Uganda almost half of our children are not fed correctly, which costs families alot every year because of illnesses and other problems. It is important to choose the right food.
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 visiting John's farm in Jinja, Uganda for the first episode of the new series. We look at the maize disease MLND, planting vegetables for profit, keeping healthy chickens, planting beans, growing sunflowers and soil testing.
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.
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.
This episodes focuses on growing vegetables for health and a good market price. The episode includes growing tomatoes, planting a nursery, growing cabbages and African indigenous vegetables.
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 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 are on the shamba of Nicolas, in Meru to learn more about financial planning, top dressing your crops, keeping goats & sheep and using Viazi Power for a strong potato crop.
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 meet Ndetaniswa from Meru, Tanzania to learn more about why running your farm like a business is important, biosecurity, planting OFSP for better health and solar power.
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 are visiting John's farm in Jinja for the first episode from Uganda in this series. We look at maize disease MLND, planting, chickens, beans, sunflowers and soil testing.
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 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 meet Eric and Leonida from Vihiga, Western Kenya, to learn about planting IR maize, African indigenous vegetables, crop protection and storage, youth and poultry, 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.
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 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 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.
We are in Webuye, Bungoma with Jackson and Zipporah looking at planting healthy beans, orange fleshed sweet potatoes, keeping poultry for the youth, d.light solar lamps and rainwater harvesting.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
We look at drought resistant crops, water distribution, planting trees, Napier grass, solar lights, rainwater harvesting and energy saving jikos as we learn how to combat climate change throughout dry areas of Africa. S03Ep10
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.
Lucy and James' Farm in Kabatini, Embu is visited by Shamba Shape Up this week. Coffee planting, bee keeping, keeping chickens, energy saving jikos and soil erosion is all covered in this episode.
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.
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.
We visit John and Jane's shamba and learn how to make silage, planting bananas and sweet potatoes, the importance of using gutters to collect rainwater and learn the push-pull technology for napier grass and maize crop.
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.
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.
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.