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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.