Welcome to Shamba Shape Up
Get practical advice on improving your farm and increasing your yields from East Africa's favourite farming show!
What we do
When you think of farming television, think no further than Shamba Shape Up. As the first of it’s kind in Africa, it is a “make-over” style reality show that meets the informational needs of farmers and entertains them at the same time.
We have an interactive SMS system which encourages viewers to text their names and addresses to a short code to get a leaflet on the topics covered in the show. The best part? It's free!
Need to talk to a crop or animal expert at the touch of a button? Our call centre and mobile information service, iShamba, provides farmers with instant help to improve their farms and get better yields.
Imagine an online budgeting tool that can estimate how much your agribusiness will cost and how much profit you will make. With Budget Mkononi, farmers can build personalised budgets on a range of commodities at the click of a button.
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Catch up on the latest episodes
Whether you missed an episode during the week or simply can't get enough, we've got you covered. Watch all the episodes here and keep up to date with the learning fun!
Success so far
Dairy Farming Profits (US$)24,000,000
What sets us apart
We provide practical demonstrations on improved farming practices and approaches covering a range of topics. From livestock health and agronomy to climate change adaptation.
Watch the engaging episodes and follow our charming presenters on the Shamba Shape Up safari where they bring in experts to advise the eager-to-learn farmers.
We're taking farming to new heights by mobilizing the potential of farmers to improve their productivity and enhance their social and economic livelihoods.
Why we do it
What our farmers say
"I have learnt so much! The problems that I had with my tomatoes are now solved. I will not get a loss from now on."
"I am now better in calf rearing and a better farmer. By next year I should be producing double the amount of milk, which is encouraging."
"You have assisted me to upgrade my living so I’m very happy for that. I'm not just someone. I’ll be somebody from now on!"