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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This SSU episode looks at applying for a farming loan from a bank, harvesting oil palm, managing disease and pests in cattle and keeping healthy, happy layer hens.
George is having problems with his chickens - they are sick and not providing as high an income for him as he had hoped. SSU team helps him sort out their housing, feeding and diseases. We also look at potato production and energy efficient jikos.