We revisit Christin’s Shamba In western Kenya and Joseph and Veronica’s shamba in Machakos to advise them some more on their shambas We learn to tell the difference between genuine and fake chemicals, important minerals for cows, running a profitable farm, making compost, fruits and much more..
Mercianna and her women’s group need help with the tomatoes in their greenhouse, irrigating water, and storing their maize so they don’t get high post harvest losses. The Shape Up team come to help.
George is having problems with his chickens – they are sick and not providing as high an income for him as he had hoped. The Shamba Shape Up team invite experts to advise him on better housing construction for his poultry, and how to prevent and manage disease in his flock.
Meet young Jeremiah, who inherited his grandfather’s farm with all its problems. He seeks advice from the Shamba Shape Up team.
We learn what extra dietary supplements for your cow means a higher milk yield, and a different method of growing napier grass.
He also needed advice on his tomato crops; so the Shamba Shape Up team invited an expert to advise on controlling pests, correct spacing and good soil fertilization.
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.