We are in Elgeyo-Marakwet County at Abraham and Priscilla's shamba. We have a look at their greenhouse tomatoes, tell them about the right fertilisers to use for potatoes and advice them on how to get loans in order to grow their farming business. We also bring them some Kenbro chicken and introduce them to solar lights.
We are back at Charles Kuraru's Shamba in Narok County. We tell him about the importance of a good breakfast to start the day, how to do proper seed selection and bring him some layer chicken to start off his chicken business. We also put a solar lantern in his store.
We are in Busia at Praxedece Magero's shamba. We have a look at her ducks, show her how to properly dry and store cassava and show her how to improve her soil health. We also teach her about the benefits of sorghum and how to cook delicious and healthy sorghum chapatis.
We are in Bukedia District in Uganda at John and Dimitria Okedi's shamba. We test their soil to find out how to make it better and how to get better prices for their mangoes. We also vaccinate their chicken and introduce them to solar lights.
We are in Narok county at Charles Kuraru's Shamba. We learn about crop rotation which brings about biological tillage for a better yield, introduce him to a new maize variety and advice him on how to choose a proper insurance cover. We also install some solar lights at a nearby school.
On Robert and Joy’s shamba in Jinja, Uganda we learn about feeding cows correctly, premixing your own feed and fodder. We also learn about growing bananas, biosecurity and soil testing.
We are in Amaiga, Kisii County on Paul's Farm. We help him improve his onions after doing a soil test, teach him about properly managing his dairy cows and his chicken, introduce his to d.Light solar lamps, and discuss how using a mobile phone can help him improve his yields.
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.
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 are in Embu county at Hellen's farm. We see how to grow tissue culture bananas, the importance of soil testing, how joining a farmer groups can help your shamba and how to improve dairy cows.
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.
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 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 visit Lydia from Kitui who is having problems with her chicken's feeding & housing, as well as other animals in her shamba, we learn about seed selection, growing sorghum & solar lights.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Help is at hand for Mary and Maseno. SSU helps them build a cow shed, while also improving their crops by introducing 'push-pull' technique and soil testing and a new roof is even added to their house.
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 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.
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!
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
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 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 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.
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.
Mercianna and her women's group need help with growing bigger and better tomatoes in their greenhouse, irrigating water to get better crops, and storing their maize so they don't get high post harvest losses. We also look at energy saving jikos.
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.