Title: Planting

  • Description: Planting for rain-fed agriculture is commonly done during the long rain season (March–May) and the short rain season (September–November). It is very important that farmers are ready to plant before the rains start. This is because, with the change in climate, rains have become unpredictable, and we want to make use of every drop of water. In this episode, we give you the steps to follow to ensure that you are ready.

Title: Soil Fertility

  • Description: Any successful farming operation must have healthy soil. So, what is soil? Also, how does it lose its quality, and how can a farmer improve it? listen in!

Title: Top Dressing

  • Description: About four to six weeks after planting, it's important to top dress your crops with a nitrogen rich fertilizer. Nitrogen is important when it comes to forming healthy leaves, which in turn help your crop grow well. Welcome to listen in as we discuss the topic of top dressing. Here you can watch the current Series of Shamba Shape Up:

Title: Crop Pests

  • Description: Pests can cause total loss if not managed on time. There are so many different types of pests that attack crops, and this forms the basis of our discussion in this episode. Listen in to learn how to manage the insect pests.

Title: Crop Diseases

  • Description: Time to unmask the threat of crop diseases! Crop diseases reduce the quality and quantity of yields. Listen as we highlight how to identify and manage common diseases that attack crops.

Show times


Sunday 1:30 pm (Swahili)
Saturday 1:30 pm (English)

on Citizen TV Kenya