We are in Eastern Uganda, Busoga region at Christopher and Christine's farm. We help them with their cows, bananas and teach them about growing apples and the importance of soil testing.
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
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.
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 Risper's farm in Kisumu to learn more about cows (health, housing and feeding), maize farming, energy saving jikos & rainwater harvesting.
We revisit more of the shambas and learn about how important minerals are for cow's milk production, check on Arthur's irrigation scheme and sick cow. We also look at George's potato and maize crops, Vincent's hive and a lot 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.
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.
Meet young Jeremiah, who inherited his grandfather's farm with all its problems. He seeks advice from the Shamba Shape Up team. We learn what extra dietary supplements for your cow means a higher milk yield, and a different method of growing napier grass. He also needed advice on his tomato crops; so the Shamba Shape Up team invited an expert to advise on controlling pests, correct spacing and good soil fertilisers.