Media Mentions

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Telling Africa’s Agriculture Stories Through Radio, TV, Film

Showcasing African farming through TV, radio, and film can help engage the public in conversations about agriculture, food justice, and …

Harnessing the Power of Media to Reduce Post Harvest Losses

If one were to travel through the vast lush lands of Uganda and come across Kongoidi village, nestled between Bukedea …

Reality TV Show Helps Farmers Improve Livelihoods

Inspired by the popularity of American and British home makeover shows, a television producer in Kenya has created a farming …

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#IamAg! Meet Judy, Production Manager at Shamba Shape Up

Ever since I was a young girl, I always dreamed of being on television. That was considered the most prestigious …

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TV Makeover Show Shapes up East African Agricultural Economies

Edutainment company Mediae's latest recipe to revive rural livelihoods in Kenya mixes agricultural education and reality TV, with a pinch …

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Shamba Shape Up and the Use of Social Media

Shamba Shape Up is a reality style TV show designed to educate East Africa’s rapidly growing rural audience. The make …

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Opinion: To Solve Hunger, Start with Soil

Peter looked confused as he recounted how he’d painstakingly planted potatoes to sell and to feed his family of eight, …

Rockefeller Funds African Reality Makeover Show: It’s Not What You Think

The Rockefeller Foundation is always on the lookout for innovative ways to bolster global food security. One issue the foundation …

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Kenyan TV show ploughs lone furrow in battle to improve rural livelihoods

George Mungai is an unlikely TV star. The softly spoken farmer and father of six lives in a tidy compound …

'Extreme Makeover' with chicken coops and compost: Welcome to Kenyan reality TV

In the US, reality TV is replete with spoiled teenagers, extreme eating challenges, and arguing roommates. Here in Kenya, though, …

Popular TV Show ‘Shamba Shape Up’ Gives Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Full Exposure

The sweetpotato is well known within these areas, however it is often the white-fleshed variety that has the overall popularity; …

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Kenyan farmers use climate 'entertainment' for empowerment

One important question for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is how to reach …

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Agricultural reality show helps farmers talk to scientists

“Our model is and edutainment model. Entertain, meet information needs … build big audiences.” And big audiences can drive sustainability. …

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Shamba is Shaping Up, and Making Over, East African Farms

Shamba Shape Up (Shamba) is a television series in Kenya helping small-scale farmers give their farms a make over. It …

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Kenya’s TV show Shamba Shape Up features ‘Healthy Groundnuts’

To raise awareness on aflatoxin contamination among groundnut farmers, ICRISAT’s Dr Samuel MC Njoroge, Scientist (Legume/Cereal Pathology), went on Kenya’s …

Taking reality TV to the farm

Leave it to those crafty Kenyans to create a hit agricultural reality television show. “Shamba Shape Up” is a farm …

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