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 Risper’s farm in Kisumu to learn more about cows (health, housing and feeding), maize farming, energy saving jikos & rainwater harvesting.
We learn more about vegetable growing, taking care of animals, inter-cropping beans and sorghum and livestock loans; all on Mary’s farm in Nakuru.
In this episode we meet Peter & Virginia in Nakuru to help shape up their shamba. We look at animal care, certified seeds, planting sorghum, rainwater havesting and solar lighting.
We visit Makueni to reach farmers to discuss, flying gardens, mango farming, cow farming, rainwater harvesting & planting trees.
We learn how to plant tomatoes correctly, the importance of water harvesting, Grain Groups, D.light solar lights, proper housing of animals, soil testing and how KCB banking can help in your farm.
A Shamba Shape Up Special looks at the problems caused by climate change. We look at a weather research centre, planting trees, making a compost heap, zero grazing pens, water harvesting & push-pull technology.
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.
Bernard from Makueni District has problems with his maize and bean crops, due to drought. He learns how to care for goats and cows correctly, while also understanding the importance of solar power.
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..
In this episode the Shamba Shape Up team look at growing napier grass, harvesting rain water, improving vegetable crops and more advice on cattle
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.
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.