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 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 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.
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.
A Shamba Shape Up Special looks at the problems caused by climate change. We look at a weather research centre, planting trees, making a compost heap, zero grazing pens, water harvesting & push-pull technology.
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 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.
SSU looks at climate change and farming in semi-arid areas, including which crops grow in dry areas, using guttering to save water and selling crops at a good price. We also learn about solar power.
We visit George at Lake Victoria. Problems arise with Stock and Stem Borer in his maize crop and he learns about Push Pull crops, while Agnes' women's group get chicken help. Water harvesting is added to the house.
Evans learns to use fertilisers to increase his rice crop, while guttering, aiding rainwater harvesting, and a jiko are added. Ways to increase potato, maize and chicken production are also discussed.
We visit Reginah's shamba to help her improve her soil quality by testing it and using the correct fertilisers. She needs help planting her new Kale crop, and we introduce her to a new type of jiko.
This season's finale Shamba Shape Up revisits past farms to see how the farmers are doing. We look at bees, chickens, antibiotics in animals and growing rice. S03Ep13
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 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 visit Risper's farm in Kisumu to learn more about cows (health, housing and feeding), maize farming, energy saving jikos & rainwater harvesting.
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.
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.
We meet Joseph & his family who live in Katumani. Farming in such an arid environment, Joseph's main challenge is water. We learn how drip irrigation not only saves precious water, but has other benefits too, as well as how terraces can conserve the nutrients in the soil. Joseph also learns the best crops to plant in such a dry area, and how crop diversification and better ploughing methods can help improve his yield.