We visit Peter and Mary at their shamba in Iganga, Uganda. We learn how to identify a good layer in your chickens, proper cow feed to increase milk production and good nutrition for the whole family.
In this episode we learn about how to keep broiler chickens for a successful business. We learn about feeding correctly, keeping a clean house, vaccinating and stopping disease by keeping good hygiene.
We are visiting John's farm in Jinja, Uganda for the first episode of the new series. We look at the maize disease MLND, planting vegetables for profit, keeping healthy chickens, planting beans, growing sunflowers and soil testing.
We are in Meru, Tanzania at Lilian's farm. We look at how to improve her rice plantation by using the right amount of fertilisers and manure and do a soil test.
In this episode we learn about how to keep broiler chickens for a successful business. We learn about feeding, keeping a clean house, vaccinating and stopping disease by keeping good hygiene.
We visit Ndetaniswa's farm in Nambala, Tanzania. We learn about biosecurity to prevent diseases in chickens, how to keep proper financial records and growing potatoes.
We visit Grace's shamba in Muivaro, Tanzania to learn more about giving growing chickens amino acids, horticulture, getting youth into farming, how to stop soil erosion and why soil testing is important.
For the first episode in Tanzania, we meet Christina from Nambala. She has problems with her dairy cows, chickens, planting crops successfully, minimising post harvest losses & 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 Kirinyaga County at Boniface and Paul's Farm. We teach him the benefits of inter-cropping and climate smart agriculture. This is useful because of the irregular rainfall that the area can experience.
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 Iganga District, Uganda at Peter and Mary's farm. We learn how to identify good layers in your chicken flock, how to feed cows properly to increase milk production and why good nutrition for the whole family is important.
We visit Pamela And Joseph in Homa Bay county. Learn about growing fodder crops and their advantages, vaccinating chicken, soil testing and drought resistant crops.
We visit Robert and Joy at their shamba in Jinja, Uganda. Learn about pests and diseases in banana production, the proper feed for your cows to increase milk production and how to keep healthy chickens for good business.
Tagged Under: housing, fruit, pests, health, records, spraying, African indigenous vegetables, diseases, feeding, chickens, nutrition, cows, financial education, bananas, business, ticks, worming, mastitis, vaccines, supplements, zero grazing unit, soil testing
We visit Grace on her shamba in Muivaro, Tanzania to learn more about keeping healthy chicken, fruits, using solar light for good health, growing African indigenous vegetables and mulching.
Tagged Under: chickens, trees, soil testing, soil erosion, health, growing, feeding, harvesting, African indigenous vegetables, supplements, horticulture, nutrition, youth, amino acids, vitamins, mulching, terraces
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.
Today we met Dorothy on her shamba in Matasia to learn more about doing a soil test to grow better cabbages, keeping healthy chickens, keeping cows and how to recognise fake chemicals.
Tagged Under: housing, disease, health, safety, chemicals, supplements, soil testing, soil, chickens, financial planning, feeding, planting, cabbages, cows, fertiliser, growing, hygiene, Coccidiosis, vaccines
We are visiting John's farm in Jinja for the first episode from Uganda in this series. We look at maize disease MLND, planting, chickens, beans, sunflowers and soil testing.
We are on Christina's farm, in Mulala Village, Tanzania where we are learning about keeping chickens for profit, minimising post-harvest losses, keeping healthy dairy cows, planting crops and the importance of doing a soil test.
We are revisiting farmers from the series to see how they are getting on and if the shape up has helped! We learn more about cows, sorghum, chickens, solar lights and crop improvement methods.
We are back in Uganda to meet Lorna and John. We look at growing beans, ECF disease in cattle, using fertilisers on soil, keeping healthy chickens and using certified seeds for planting.
We meet Kaburu from Gakii, Meru, who is keen to learn more about keeping healthy animals! We learn more about ECF in cows, supplements for animals, keeping chickens healthy & growing sorghum to sell to breweries.
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.
A busy episode ahead at Elizabeth's shamba in Nyanza. We learn about IR maize, why diversification is important, chickens, using biogas and d.Light solar lamps.
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 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 Naro Moru to meet Facebook competition winner Eric and his parents Rose and Wilfred. We learn about keeping chickens, how to make a farm plan, planting potatoes and diseases in courgettes. We also learn about using the internet to make your farm into a business.
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.
We visit Leah and Wilson on their shamba in Eldoret to learn about the ECF vaccine and looking after cows, keeping healthy chickens, and how to plant vegetables so they grow well throughout the year.
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
We are in Ndori, Bondo in Siaya county with Robert and Grace to learn all about planting OFSP, keeping chickens, IR maize and striga weeds, d.light solar lamps and why being in a farmers group is a good idea.
We visit Beatrice and Nicodemus in Nyeri to learn more about OFSP, keeping Kienyeji and KARI chickens (housing & vaccines), planting vegetables (sukuma, spinach & capsicums) and the STRYDE programme for youths in farming.
Tagged Under: housing, disease, vaccines, sukuma, STRIDE programme, chickens, African indigenous vegetables, planting, capsicum, spinach, fertiliser, OFSP, legumes, youth in farming, kienyeji, vegetables, sweet potatoes
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
We visit Gideon and Alice in Kampi ya Moto near Nakuru to shape up their shamba for the new series! We look at their cows (feeding), OFSP (planting & storage), chickens (housing, vaccine & supplements) & sorghum.
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 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.
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 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 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.
The new series starts from Embu and looks at mango farming and how to stop mango diseases, kunde planting, hand pumps, making silage and looking after chickens correctly.
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.
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.
Arthur's needs help with his broiler chickens, and controlling pests on his farm. We also take a look at his fruit trees, especially the passion fruit and bananas. We also learn about how to control ant hills. So the Shamba Shape Up team come to help!