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Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 2: "Gone Bananas"

GENDER ISSUES

Back home in Kabulondampeke, life is not any better for Isaiah. His father is pushing him to go back in the city claiming it is where jobs for youths like him are found. Isaiah fails to convince his father that life in the city is not a joke. It is only Joy, his mother who is on his side and is happy to have him back home but even she is pushing him into farming something that Isaiah has never been interested in. Isaiah later talks his father into having him stay in the house a little longer after he spots him at Trinity’s bar having a good time and getting too close to the bartender and owner Trinity.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 4: "Love Kick"

NUTRITION, GET A LOAN Dorotia kicks Agatha and the kids out of her house. As they walk the street with Shaka, Isabella sees them and gets the idea to farm nutritious foods and make money. This was the missing link in her application for a loan.

DANGERS OF QUICK MONEY, BUDGETING AND PLANNING Alphonse, tired of seeing his son Isaiah laze around at home, gets him a plumbing job at the Cooperative. Uninterested, Isaiah absconds from the assignment and teams up instead with Isabella, when he sees the opportunity of making quick money through the loan she is seeking from the Micro-Finance. Isabella gets the loan but this creates a rift between her and Isaiah when he learns that he is getting no cut from the loan as she intends to put it to use as applied for.

MISMANAGEMENT IN SACCOS The market women, who are also seeking a loan for their SACCO kick out their Chair, Jenny, at the encouragement of Dorotia. Her crime is mismanagement.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 5: "Machiavellians"

MARKET, QUALITY OF PRODUCE Esteri finds better market for the Matooke produce, she convinces the women that the only way they can get a better price is by joining their produce and selling in Bulk. Dorotia is sceptical about the idea and she thinks she will be cheated, even Esteri’s buyer takes long to arrive which unnerves the women. The women rally behind Esteri and decide they will not sell to Aggrey but to Esteri’s produce buyer. Dorotia, tired of waiting convinces Jenny to talk to Aggrey so that they can sell their produce, they need money. Jenny tries to get Aggrey to pay her what he owes but Aggrey tricks her into convincing the women to sell to him, at a lower price. Esteri is surprised when Jenny, Dorotia and Joy decide to sell to Aggrey who cheats them, there is celebration at the market when the buyer arrives offering the market Price.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 6: "Coffee Bail"

NUTRITION Having recently attained a small part of a coffee plantation as pay from Aggrey, Shaka sets out to seek membership at the cooperative. His efforts take him to Agatha, where Dorotia stumbles on them. In his attempt to prove that nothing suspicious is going on between them, Shaka finds himself in a hospital where he attends a very uncomfortable lecture among pregnant women and mothers about good feeding and nutrition.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 7: "Together As One"

FAKE CHEMICALS Isaiah in a bid to make up for his mistakes to Isabella makes things worse by using fake weed killer destroying some of her crop. He learns that quick fixes are never the way out.

GOOD PRACTISES VIA COFFEE, WORKING TOGETHER AS COUPLES, JOINT ACCOUNTS, SAVING The women are determined to make the men listen and agree on working together as partners in- order to improve on their lively hoods by saving together and making important decisions.

PROPER MANAGMENT OF CO-OPS Aggrey gets suspended from the Co-operative for duping one of the members selling him poor quality coffee berries knowingly, and not sharing important knowledge on coffee as a member.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 8: "New Beginnings"

FINANCIAL LITERACY, PROPER MANAGMENT OF SACCO Dorotia wants all her money she has saved with the SACCO but Esteri urges her and all the women that rather than take the money they should save more. She shares the idea of bringing in more members, so that they can have, more money to lend out. The women are sceptical about the idea, but she assures them that the only way the SACCO will benefit them is if they involve everybody who is able to earn and save. Jenny returns and she is welcomed back, she manages to convince Crescent and the Co-operative members to join the SACCO. Excitement as they set the date to launch the SACCO.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 9: "Let's Go Dancing"

BEST MARKETS, STORAGE, SHORT TERM CROPS (HORTICULTURE) Isabella, Isaiah and the youth (VSLA) have a discussion on how to find good market for their produce, they also get a demonstration on how to use pic bags for storage and also what is best to plant as a short-term crop in order to always have a cash flow.

BEST MARKETS, ORANGE SWEET FLESH POTATOES, The SACCO celebrate their merger and also discuss their way forward as a group, they hold an auction.

FAMILY WORKING TOGETHER Alphonse and Joy re-commit to each other and promise to work together as a family

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 10: "Every Dog Has His Day"

HARVESTING, DRYING, SHELLING, STORAGE Isabella and the VSLA youth launch their initiative to work together as they harvest, dry, store, save to buy a shelling machine for their maize and also look for good market prices.

USE OF TRACTORS (MECHANIZATION), VALUE ADDITION, BEST MARKET Aggrey tries to convince Jenny to see things from his perspective about farmers using the tractor to improve on their lives he doesn’t know what she has in store for him.

FARMING AS A FAMILY BUSINESS, STORAGE, DRYING The Ssebyuuma’s democratically decide on who is going to run the family business.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 11: "Beyond What We See"

BEST MARKET, BOOK KEEPING AND RECORDS Isabella, Isaiah and the VSLA youth manage to get good market for their joint maize produce selling it to Maganjo grain millers. This is after they get the idea of being their own middle men from Alphonse who fails to execute the idea himself after being advised by his wife that they are not yet ready as a family to invest in being produce dealers.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 12: "Toast To The Future"

NEW MAIZE SEED VARITIES, PLANTING, USE OF MANURE Isaiah finds out that he needs fertilizer for his land but doesn’t have enough money to buy the required quantity. Gabriel advises that he can mix fertilizer with manure and get better yields. He starts collecting cow dung from the cow shed at home to the new farm land, with the help of Isabella. Alphonse learns from Gabriel that he can get better yields from Maize if he plants new seed instead of replanting, he starts on the process of clearing the land and applying manure. Alphonse is surprised when he finds no cow dung in the shed, and Isaiah is using it without asking. Isaiah apologizes and promises to start planning as a family to avoid such clashes. Alphonse and Esteri are happy with Isaiah and Isabella’s farm and they promise to support them. Isaiah and Isabella are having a light moment together. Isaiah is surprised to see Sue, his ex-girlfriend in KabulondaMpeke.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 13: "Love Hurdles"

ACCESS TO LAND, ACCESS TO FINANCES Isabella and Isaiah go out of their way to assert the future of the youth and the VSLA by leasing land from Crescent. Isaiah proposes to Isabella

VALUE ADDITION, NEW MARKETS, FARMING AS FAMILY BUSINESS, MATOOKE At a party organized by Crescent so he proposes to Jenny, the market women realize the business potential of adding value to their products. They launch their new initiative to supply value added products. This sees Alphonse and Joy celebrate the growth of their family business and working together.

MECHANIZATION Jenny accepts Crescent’s proposal for marriage. She leads the women into appreciating mechanization and farming under joint acreage after receiving land from Crescent in support of her efforts

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 1: Seed Varieties, Maize Treatment, Maize

The Shape Up team visit George's shamba. We help him to choose the right seed variety to plant, using solar power & the correct was to use a urea treatment of maize stover and to plant maize.

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Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 2: Arid Farming, Irrigation, Ploughing

We meet Joseph from Katumani. We learn what challenges he has while farming in an arid area & what he can do to improve his yield, including irrigation, ploughing & crop diversification.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 3: Tomatoes, Cow Care, Chickens

Meet Jeremiah Who inherited his grandfather's farm with all its problems. Jeremiah learns how to manage his tomatoes, dairy & poultry.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 4: Bananas, Chickens, Fruit Trees

Arthur seeks advice from the SSU team on his banana crop, broiler chickens, and pest control for his fruit trees.


Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 5: Chickens, Potatoes, Jikos

We are back at George's farm and this time we learn more about what is required in order to rear the indigenous chicken. We also look at potato farming and energy efficient jikos.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 7: Napier Grass, Growing Vegetables, Cow Care

In this episode the Shamba Shape Up team look at growing Napier grass, harvesting rain water, improving vegetable crop and have more advice on cattle.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 6: Bank Loans, Palm Oil, Chickens

This episode looks at applying for a loan, harvesting oil palm, managing disease in cattle and keeping healthy, happy layer hens.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 8: Tomatoes, Irrigation, Maize

This episode looks at growing tomatoes in a greenhouse, water irrigation, treating maize before storing, solar power and insuring cattle.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 9: Chickens, Bee Keeping, Bank Loans

The team help shape up Vincent's shamba - building a chicken house and water harvesting unit, as well as giving him financial advice and help with his beekeeping.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 10: Silage, Bananas, Sweet Potatoes

On today's shamba shape up we learn how to make Silage, Planting Bananas and sweet potatoes, the importance of using gutters and learn the Push-Pull method for Napier grass and Maize plant.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 11: Cow Care, Tea Planting, Solar Power

We visit christine in her shamba in Kakamega town, we learn proper care for cows, have a good tea plantation, get an energy conserving jiko and learn how solar power is important.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 12: Chemicals, Making Compost, Fruit Farming and Financial literacy

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.


Shamba Shape Up : Series 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 13: Cow Care, Irrigation and Bees

We revisit the shambas to see if any of the lessons have been continued! We learn about irrigation, cow care, potatoes and honey bees.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 1: Markets, Chillis, Cow Care

We kick off with a visit to Lydia's Shamba in Nakuru. She needs advice on markets, drying her chilli's and seeds, and has a cow in calf that isn't giving her much milk. Time for a shape up!

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 2: Soil testing, Kales and Jiko

We visit Reginah's shamba to help her improve her soil quality by testing it and using the correct fertilisers. She gets help planting her new Kale crop, and learn about a new type of jiko.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 3: Intercropping, Maize, Beans, Goat &Cow Care, Solar Power

Bernard from Makueni 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.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 4: Rice, Potato, Water harvest, Jiko and Chickens

Evans learns to use fertilisers to increase his rice crop, guttering, rainwater harvesting, and a jiko are added. Ways to increase potato, maize and chicken production are also discussed.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 5: Pest and disease, Maize, Push-Pull and Chickens

We visit George at Lake Victoria. Problems arise with Striga & Stem Borer in maize crop and he learns about Push Pull crops, while the women's group get chicken help. Water harvesting is add.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 6: Cow Care, Soil test, Pest & Disease & Financial Literacy

John from Rongai gets help on his shamba getting his cows free from disease such mastitis, flees and ticks. His soil is tested and the team go to agricultural show to learn about banking.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 7: Cow Care, Kales, Push-Pull, Soil test and Solar power

Help is at hand for Mary & Maseno! SSU helps them build a cow shed, also improving their crops by introducing 'push-pull' technique and soil testing. A new roof is even added to their house!

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 8: Climate Change, Trees, Water Harvesting, Solar Power

SSU looks at climate change & farming in semi-arid areas, including which crops grow in dry areas, using guttering to save water and selling crops at market. We also learn about solar power.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 9: Cow & Calf Care, Maize MNLD , Animal Feeds, Solar Power

We revisit John and Miriam's farm in Rongai. We learn how to help cows produce more milk & feeding. We also learn about water harvesting, crop disease, solar lights, fertiliser & Napier grass

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 10: CowCare, Maize, Pest and disease, Chicken, Solar power & Jiko

We visit Jarius in Kisumu to help him with the challenges of farming in a wheelchair. We look at cows, chickens, & maize problems as well as look at why jikos and solar lamps are useful.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 11: Push & Pull, Maize, Goats,Silage and Hay, Solar power and Water harvest

SSU visits Lake Victoria to teach Lawrence about push-pull technology and how to look after goats. We learn how to make silage and hay, as well as solar lights and how to build a kitchen!

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 12: Trees, Push & Pull, Hay, Making Compost, Chillies & Sorghum

SSU 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.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 2 - Shamba Shape Up Series 2 - Ep 13: Farm Revisits

In this episode finale, SSU revisits farms to see how the farmers are getting on.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 1: Mango, Water Pump, Irrigation, Chickens and Pest & disease

The new series starts from Embu and looks at mango farming and how to stop mango diseases, kunde planting, hand pumps, making silage and looking after chickens correctly.


Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 2: Coffee, Chickens, Bee Keeping, Jiko, Soil erosion

Lucy and James' Farm in Kabatini Nakuru. Coffee planting, bee keeping, chickens, jikos and soil erosion.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 3: Cabbages, Calf & dairy management, Water harvest & Trees

We visit Joseph and Lucy's Shamba in Kinangop. We look at growing cabbages, looking after cows, catching rainwater and planting trees.


Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 4: Chickens, Amaranth, Water Pumps, Jiko and Irrigation

We visit Juja Farm to meet a farmer and introduce them to Kenchic chickens, Kick start water pumps, D.light solar lights, growing amaranth and much more.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 5: Grain Groups, Soil test, Tomato, Housing, Solar power

We learn how to plant tomatoes, 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.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 6: Flying Gardens, Mango, Trees, Water harvesting, Cow Care

We visit Makueni to reach farmers to discuss flying gardens, mango farming, cow farming, rainwater harvesting & planting trees.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 7: Certified Seeds, Sorghum, Beans & Livestock, Solar power

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 harvesting and solar lighting.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 8: Cow management, feeds, Intercropping, Vegetables & Finance

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.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 9: Maize, Push pull, Cow health and management, Solar Power

We visit Risper's farm in Kisumu to learn more about cows (health, housing and feeding), maize farming, energy saving jikos & rainwater harvesting.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 10: Climate Change

We look at drought resistant crops, water distribution, planting trees, Napier grass, solar lights, rainwater harvesting and energy saving jikos as we learn how to combat climate change.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 12: Potatoes, Water Pan, Chicken Vaccination and Jikos

On Lucy and Charles farm in Timau we look at potato farming (planting, storing & markets), Chickens (vaccines & antibiotics), Rainwater Harvesting and Energy Saving Jikos.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 3 - Shamba Shape Up Series 3 - Ep 13 (Revisits): Rice, Bee Keeping and Chicken Management

This season's finale Shamba Shape Up revisits past farms to see how the farmers are doing. We look at bees, chickens, antibiotics in animals and growing rice.

Mpeke Town Season 1 - Mpeke Town Series 1 - Episode 1: "New Dawn"

YOUTHS AND EMPLOYMENT Isaiah, the son of farmer Alphonse, has moved to the city to ride a boda-boda, however the drama of working in the city catches up with Isaiah when his bike is stolen and he gambles away his last coins before being forced by circumstances to return to Kabulondampeke.

IMPROVE FARMING, IRON RICH BEANS, MAIZE, INTER CROPPING Isabella who returns from Agriculture School to help out on her mother Esteri’s farm is determined to make a living farming. With the support of her mother and assistance from Gabriel, the handsome Agro-vet, she begins to slowly understand her new calling.

ACCESS TO FINANCE, STORAGE Aggrey, a local business man is hell bent on seeing the local farmer’s cooperative fail so that he promotes his new bulk store facility.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Trailer 1

Mpeke Town (Mpeke means grain or seed in Luganda) is a TV drama. Mediae takes season two of Mpeke Town into Uganda in English and Luganda – Changing farmers’ lives through edutainment

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 1: Back to the future

Isaiah takes the lead with support from Agatha to convince the VSLA youths and Mpeke Town farmers to embrace ICT in their agricultural practices. He is of the idea that they cannot hide the power of a mobile phone from a farmer. Emphasis: Digitising agriculture and Farmer empowerment.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 2: We are back

Alphonse and Trinity identify exciting opportunities in agriculture as Shaka and Mandevu take responsibility for their domestic violence behaviour when the Mpeke Town community raises a voice against it. Emphasis: Compost manure, Produce value and Domestic violence.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 3: Tomorrow's needs

Confidence is hit hard by the repercussions of poor nutrition practices as Gabriel takes advantage of the VSLA youths' curiosity to educate them on best farming practices.

Emphasis: Nutrition and Agricultural practices.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 4: Bad Breed

The community comes up with a Village Health Team (VHT) thanks to Crescent and Jenny. The VHT is meant to inform people about good health practices and ensure they are safe. Emphasis: Nutrition practices, Agricultural information and Family planning.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 5: Money Matters

Aggrey and his team bring a convenient, simple and assured financial service closer to Mpeke Town Farmers. Learn more about Agent Banking Services.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 6: Quality Quantity

Otai & Crescent have become very strict with the quality of produce they take from Mpeke Town Farmers. Get a walk through produce quality and value practices.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 7: Get rich

Aggrey is up to something while Crescent and team are busy with plans to educate farmers on Agricultural insurance. Get details on agricultural insurance.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 8: We Got this

Will Alphonse's family manage to retrieve their land title deed from Aggrey?

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 9: A reason to

Shaka gets a lesson and he makes up his mind to be a crusader for financial inclusion of women in marriage. Get an insight on goat rearing practices and storage of vegetables.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 10: Everything is surplus

Participation of the father in pregnancy is vital. Get to see this and also learn the benefits of food preservation

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 11: Away games

George is in confrontation with Sabasaba  and his men for contaminating the water for the community and it does not go well. Also get to understand the benefits of nutrition in pregnancy

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 12: The value added life

Isaiah's product does not impress Crescent for funding. He receives constructive criticism and collaborates with Maryann to improve their product.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 13: Work Smart

Mandevu challenges Aggrey on management of a government tractor meant to help Mpeke Town farmers. Aggrey plots to have Mercy challenge him for the Chair post

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 14: Elephant Man

Isaiah is doing his best to stop the village people from killing elephants. The efforts seem futile, but he is unstoppable

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 15: Leave Us Alone

Crescent is against Alphonse, who has been authorised to cut trees to clear for cultivation. The community joins him to face authorities and stop the whole process

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 16: Dirty Little Secrets

An investor comes to Alphonse's house for the money he lent him, causing friction in his household

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 17: Don't eat the egg

he campaigns in Mpeke Town are on, Mandevu vs Mercy: who will take the office?

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 18: Are you mad?

Isaiah secures a job in the city. Will he take it despite the back clash?

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 19: EH!

Mercy's tenure begins, and it is not a walk in the park.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 20: Ring Ring

Confidence is up to the task of persuading Agatha to sell their produce online. Agatha is taking none of it.

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 21: What the Fiber?

Shaka & Dorotia are at it again. Will eating healthy as championed by Confidence succeed in this household?

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 22: Kiprotich

Who should attend the workshop on sustainable agricultural practices? The man or the woman?

Mpeke Town Season 2 - Mpeke Town Series 2 - Episode 23: Together

Saba Saba rejects poor quality produce  from Dorotia, Joy & Agatha as directed by Confidence. There is a need for unity.

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - SSU 12 Intro Promo

Welcome to shamba shape up series 12!

We have travelled all over EastAfrica to find hard working farmers. We want to celebrate them while giving them the knowledge they need. So they can adapt and make their farms more productive, even while the climate changes. We want to support them to get better yields. And increase their income. We will see how farmers can benefit from our experts advice. While also learning from each other. Join us on these journeys and share in the farmers experiences, on the Shamba Shape Up safari.

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 - Episode 1:Cow Nutrition and management, Nutrition, finance, Maize and Herbicide

Welcome to the brand-new series of Shamba Shape Up series 12

On our first episode, we are in Nakuru County. 

We are visiting farmer Kate Gatwiri Gotonga, a young lady just starting out in farming, but although she’s young in years, she already has a lot of responsibilities. She manages her sister in laws farm While she also has a farm of her own So, we want to see how we can help her and help turn this young lady into an old hand, at farming!

We are learning about:

1. How to Finance and Plant maize

2. Nutrition for your kids 

3. Nutrition and general management for your Dairy cows

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 - Episode 2: Dairy cow pest and disease, Calliandra, Finance and Nutrition

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up

This week we’re in the Green Hills of Bomet county. We’re visiting a family who are quite literally on the top of the hill; farmers Rose and Christopher and their inventor son Nelson and his equally talented wife, Jennifer.

In this Episode we are learning about:

1. Internal and external parasites on dairy cows

2. How to finance the planting season

3. Calliandra management

4. Nutrition on fortified foods

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 - Episode 3: Kienyeji Chicken, Finance & Marketing, Beans and Calliandra

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up

This week we’re in MÛkÛrwe’inî, Nyeri county. We’re visiting far manager Juliette and farm owner Karanja. Their main business is Bananas and Plantains but they have 600 Kienyeji chickens and a lot more besides this. 

Let’s go and meet them and learn more

In this Episode we are learning about:

  1. Chicken hygiene and feeds

  2. Financial planning and markets

  3. Treating your seeds for planting

  4. Planting Calliandra seedlings in a nursery and its benefits

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 1: Sorghum, Certified seeds, Chicken, OFSP and Dairy feeding

We visit Gideon & Alice in Nakuru to shape up their shamba for the new series! We look at their cows (feeding), OFSP (planting & storage), chickens (housing, vaccine & supplements) & sorghum.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 2: Maize, Groundnuts, indigenous vegetable & Chicken feeds

In this episode we visit Rebecca's farm on Bungoma county. We look at how to keep healthy chickens, planting groundnuts & beans, fertilisers, legumes & traditional African veg, OFSP and maize crops.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 3: Maize, Cow Supplements, OFSP, Fertiliser & Sunflower Seeds

SSU is in Uganda for the first time where we meet Irene and John. We take a look at their cows, who need some more minerals, OFSP, quality protein maize, soil fertility, rainwater harvesting and seeds

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 4: OFSP, Kienyeji Chickens, Vegetables and Capsicum Nursery

We visit Beatrice and Nicodemus in Nyeri to learn more about OFSP, keeping Kienjeyi & KARI chickens (housing & vaccines), planting veg (sukuma, spinach & capsicums) and the STRIDE programme.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 5: Chicken, IR Maize, OFSP, Farmer's group and Solar lamp

We are in Siaya county with Robert and Grace to learn all about planting OFSP, keeping chickens, IR maize and Striga weeds, D.light solar lamps and why being in a farmers group is a good idea

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 6: Evergreen Farming, Chicken, Tomatoes and Water harvest

We meet young farmer Kioko in Embu to learn about keeping chickens, evergreen agriculture, making a farm plan, using pesticides on sukuma and tomatoes and keeping diary cows.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 7: Dairy Cows, Chicken, Fertiliser and Vegetables

We visit Leah and Wilson on their shamba in Eldoret to learn about the ECF vaccine and looking after cows, keeping healthy chickens, and how to plant vegetables so they grow well.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 8: Soil test, Dairy cow, Tomatoes and Water harvest

SSU visits Nyeri to meet Ceclilia and Moses who need a helping hand. We look at their cow's housing and feeding, how to transplant tomatoes & how to do a soil test and use fertilisers.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 9: Beans, OFSP, Chickens and Water Harvest

We are in Bungoma with Jackson and Zipporah looking at planting healthy beans, orange fleshed sweet potatoes, keeping poultry for the youth, d.light solar lamps and rainwater harvesting.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 10: African Indigenous Vegetables, Mulato Grass & OFSP

We are in Uganda with Harriet on her shamba. We take a look at the planting OFSP & African Indigenous vegetables. We also look at mulato grass for animals, rainwater harvesting & chickens.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 11: East Coast Fever, Planting Trees and Sorghum

We are in Machakos with Cecilia and Philip who are in need of some help with their cows, who need an ECF vaccine, about how to make a farming plan, growing sorghum, planting trees & rain harvesting.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 12: Chickens, Farm Plan, Potatoes and Courgettes

We are in Naro Moru to meet Facebook competition winner Eric and his parents. We learn about keeping chickens, how to make a farm plan, planting potatoes and diseases in courgettes.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 13 Recap: OFSP, Chicken, Pest & Disease and Solar light

We go back to meet farmers from the series and see how they are doing since their shape up. We look at OFSP, chickens, beans and cabbages, d.light lamps and pests and diseases in tomatoes.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 14: Biogas, ECF, Certified Seed, Fodder and Solar light

We meet Jospeh and Florence in Kisarian who need help with using biogas, protecting cows against ECF, choosing good seeds, feeding correct fodder & using solar light.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 15: Chicken, Solar Light, Certified Seeds and Water harvest

We visit Emmanuel in Kisarian who needs a shape up of his chickens (hatching, breeding and feeding), solar light, water harvesting and planting certified seeds.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 16: IR Maize, Biogas, Diversification, Chickens & Solar lights

A busy episode ahead at Elizabeth's shamba in Nyanza. We learn about IR maize, why diversification is important, chickens, using biogas and d.Light solar lamps.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 17: OFSP, Crop Protection and East Coast Fever

We are meeting Anne, in Nyeri today to learn more about planting OFSP, crop protection and how to keep your cows safe from ECF disease.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 18: IR Maize, Storage, Poultry & Indigenous Vegetables

We meet Eric and Leonida from Vihiga, Nyanza to learn about planting IR maize, African indigenous vegetables, crop protection and storage, youth and poultry, and solar lights.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 19: Chickens, OFSP, Dairy Cow, Soil test & Solar light

We are in Joseph and Grace's farm in Njoro, Nakuru to learn more about chickens (feeding, breeds, fertilising eggs), d.Light solar lamps, soil fertility, cow's milk and fodder & OFSP.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 20 Recap: Chickens, Cows, Tomatoes and Solar lights

We go back to visit farmers from the series to see how they are getting on with the chickens, cows, tomatoes, trees and solar lights.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - hamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 21: Chickens, Seed Selection, Animal Health and Sorghum

We visit Lydia from Kitui who is having problems with her chickens feeding & housing, as well as other animals in her shamba, we learn about seed selection, growing sorghum & solar lights.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 22: Dairy cow management, Fertiliser & Rainwater harvest

We visit our Facebook competition winner to learn more about keeping healthy cows (vaccines, feed, supplements, pregnancy), how to use fertilisers and the importance of keeping rainwater.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 23: Charcoal, Chicken, Cow Health and Solar Light

We are in Nairobi meeting Joyce and Antony to learn about making charcoal briquettes, keeping animals healthy, feeding chickens, livestock resilience and solar power.


Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 24: ECF, Dairy Supplements & Feed, Chicken and Sorghum

We meet Kaburu from Giaki who is keen to learn more about animals! We learn more about ECF in cows, supplements for animals, keeping chickens healthy & growing sorghum to sell to breweries.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 4 - Shamba Shape Up Series 4 - Episode 25: Beans, Fertiliser, ECF, Chicken and Certified Seeds

We are back in Uganda to meet Lorna and John. We look at growing beans, ECF disease in cattle, using fertilisers on soil, keeping healthy chickens and using certified seeds for planting.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 1: Planting, Horticulture, Cleanliness, Dairy Cows

We are on Agnes' farm in Nairobi for the 1st episode of the series. We learn about clean shambas, feeding dairy cows & planting and drenching high value horticulture crops.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 2: Chickens, Post-Harvest Losses, Cows

We are in Arusha, Tanzania at Christine's Shamba. We bring in experts to help her with her broiler chicken, to improve her milk production and we also test her soil in order to know how to improve her rice crop.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 3: Viazi Power, Cows, Nutrition

We meet Peter and Ruth from Bomet as we shape up their shamba. We learn how to use Viazi Power on potatoes, how to take a soil test, keep cows, and what to grow for good health.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 4: MLND Maize, Chicken, beans, sunflowers and soil testing

We are visiting John's farm in Jinja, Uganda for the first episode of the new series. We look at maize disease MLND, planting, chickens, beans, sunflowers and soil testing.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 5: Planting Tomatoes, Keeping Sheep & Cows,Chemicals, Fertiliser

We are on Onesmas and Christine's farm in Machakos to learn more about planting and using fertilisers, keeping sheep, cows and planting tomatoes and learning how to avoid fake chemicals.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 6: Biosecurity, Financial Education, OFSP, Solar Power

We meet Ndetaniswa from Meru, Tanzania to learn more about why running your farm like a business is important, biosecurity, planting OFSP for better health and solar power.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 7: Chickens, Cows, Fake Chemicals

We meet Dorothy from Matasia to learn more about her cows which have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, chickens and how to spot a fake chemical from a real one.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 8: Newcastle Disease, Solar Light, Maize, Apples, Cow health

We are on Paul & Robina's farm in Iganga, Uganda to learn more about Newcastle Disease in chickens, using solar light, growing Quality Protein Maize, cow health & grafting apple trees.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 9: Financial Literacy, Viazi Power, Top Dressing, goats & sheep

We are on the shamba of Nicholas, in Meru to learn more about financial planning, top dressing your crops, keeping goats & sheep and using Viazi Power for a strong potato crop.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 10: Chickens, Horticulture, Soil Erosion, Solar, Indigenous Vegetables

We visit Grace on her shamba in Meru, Tanzania to learn more about keeping healthy chicken, fruits, using solar light for good health, growing African indigenous vegetables and mulching.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 11: Re-visit

We go back to visit some of the shaped-up shambas of the past couple of episodes to see how the farmers have been getting on with their new shamba. Join us to see the improvements made.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 12: Bananas, Cow Feed, Chicken Health

We visit Robert and Joy at their shamba in Jinja, Uganda. Learn about pests and diseases in banana production, the proper feed for your cows to increase milk production and chicken health

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 13: Fodder, Chicken vaccination, Soil test, Resistant crops

We visit Pamela And Joseph in Homa Bay county. Learn about growing fodder crops and their advantages, vaccinating chicken, soil testing and drought resistant crops. 

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 14: Tissue Culture Banana, Soil Test, Farmer Groups, Dairy Cows

We are in Kirinyaga county at Hellen's farm. We see how to grow Tissue culture bananas, the importance of soil testing, farmer groups and how to improve her dairy cows.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 15: Chicken, Potatoes, Financial Literacy, Soil test, Chemicals

We are at Leonard's farm in Bomet county. We help him with his chicken, show him the viazi power method of growing potatoes, test his soil and show him how to identify fake chemicals.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 16: Chicken, Family Nutrition, Dairy feeds

We are in Iganga District, Uganda at Peter and Mary's farm. Learn how to identify good layers in your chicken, proper cow feed to increase milk production and good nutrition for the family.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 16: Chicken, Family Nutrition, Dairy feeds

We are in Iganga District, Uganda at Peter and Mary's farm. Learn how to identify good layers in your chicken, proper cow feed to increase milk production and good nutrition for the family.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 17: Soil test, Tomatoes, Dairy, Pest & disease, Kitchen garden

We are in Kiatuni Village, Machakos County at Anne's farm. The climate there is dry so there is not much rain. We test her soil, show her how to plant tomatoes and manage pests and diseases.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 18: Revisit 2

In the course of many different climatic seasons we have visited many farmers. We revisit some of the farmers and see whether they have turned their shambas into good business.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 19: Tomatoes, Capsicum, Climate Smart Agriculture

We are in Keroka, Kisii at Moseti's farm. He is having problems with his Capsicum and Tomatoes so we bring experts to help him out.We also learn about Climate Smart Agriculture.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 20: Chicken House, Maize, Maize Storage, Post Harvest Losses

We are in Arusha, Tanzania at Lazaro's Farm. We help him improve the housing for his chicken, to improve his maize plantation and how to properly store his grain to avoid post harvest losses.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 21: Apples, Tissue Culture Banana, Dairy Cows, Soil test

We are in Eastern Uganda, Busoga region at Christopher and Christine's farm. We help them with their cows, bananas and teach them about growing apples and the importance of soil testing.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 22: Intercropping, Family Nutrition, Climate Smart Agriculture

We are in Kirinyaga County at Boniface and Paul's Farm.We teach him the benefits of intercropping and climate smart agriculture because of the irregular rainfall that the area experiences.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 23: Soil test, Solar lights, Chicken, Dairy Cows, Internet

We are in Amaiga, Kisii County at Paul's Farm. We help him improve his onions after doing a soil test, teach him about properly managing his dairy cows and his chicken.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 24: Soil test, Chicken, Records, Post Harvest Losses, Phones

We are in Vihiga County, Western Region at Dick Morgan's Shamba. We help him improve his chicken and ways to reduce post harvest losses when storing his grains.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 25: Chickens, Climate change, Nutrition, Rice and Soil health

We are in Meru district, Arusha, Tanzania at Lilian's Shamba. We bring in experts to help her with Chicken Vaccination on Newcastle disease, Climate adaptation, Nutrition,, rice production and Soil health.

Shamba Shape Up : Series 5 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 26: Tomatoes, Chicken, Fodder Shrubs

We visit four farmers that we had worked with earlier on to see how they are getting on with their shambas.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 1: Chicken, Capsicum, Cow Heat

We are in Kikuyu at Samuel Kamau's shamba. We bring him some Kenbro chicks and have a look at his capsicum greenhouse. We also show him how to identify when his cows are on heat and seed selection.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 2: Maize, Chicken, Farmer Groups

We are in Sing'isi village, Mt Meru region in Tanzania at Mr Barnabas Palanyo's shamba. We introduce him to fertilisers to improve his maize crop, vaccinate his cows against East Coast Fever and tell him about the benefits of farmer groups.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 3: Seedlings, Fertilisers, Seed Selection

We are at Hellen and Daniel Mumo's Shamba in Kiambu County. We help improve their capsicum crop by introducing them to quality seedlings, have a look at their dairy cows and tomatoes.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 4: Cattle, Chicken, Maize Varieties

We are in Kajiado county at Mr And Mrs Penori's Shamba. We look at how to get good prices for cattle at the market, vaccinate their chicken and learn about seed varieties.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 5: Cassava, Mangoes, Pest control

We visit Bernard's shamba in Makueni County to help improve his mango crop, introduce him to post-harvest treatment of cassava and inform him on how to manage pests and diseases.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 6: Conservation Agriculture, East Coast Fever, Loans

We are in Kampi Ya Moto, Nakuru county at Elizabeth and Ezekiel Kapkei's Shamba. We introduce them to Conservation Agriculture, vaccinate their cows against East Coast Fever, show them how to properly manage their sheep and advice them on taking loan

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 7: Maize, Tomatoes, French Beans and Green House

We are in Meru county at Stephen and Agnes' shamba. We do a soil test to find out the health of their soil, show them how to deal with greenhouse pests and how to reduce post harvest losses. We also try to get them back into french bean farming.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 8: Crop Rotation, Certified Seeds, Insurance

We are in Narok coounty at Charles Kuraru's Shamba.We learn about crop rotation which brings about biological tillage for a better yield, introduce him to a new maize variety and advice him on how to choose a proper insurance cover. We also install some solar lights at a nearby school.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 9: Mangoes, Chicken, Solar Lights

We are in Bukedia District in Uganda at John and Dimitria Okedi's shamba. We test their soil to find out how to make it better and how to get better prices for their mangoes. We also vaccinate their chicken and introduce them to solar lights.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 10: Conservation Agriculture, Mangoes, Greenhouses

We are on a whistle stop tour of three shambas. We want to find if our farmers have been following our experts advice.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 11: Bag Garden, Broiler Chicken, Dairy Cows

We are back in Embu at Hellen's Shamba. We visited her one year ago and we want to see how she is doing. We have look at her dairy cows, vaccinate her chicken, introduce her to bag gardens and bring her some broiler chicken.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 12: Tomatoes, Conservation Agriculture, Post Harvest Storage

We are in Elgeyo-Marakwet County at Abraham and Priscilla's shamba. We have a look at their dairy cows, chicken, introduce them to the Jab Planter and Direct Seeder for conservation agriculture and bring them some tomato seedlings for their greenhouse.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 13: Ducks, Cassava, Sorghum and Value Addition

We are in Busia at Praxedece Magero's shamba. We have a look at her ducks, show her how to properly dry and store cassava and show her  how to improve her soil health. We also teach her about the benefits of sorghum and how to cook delicious and healthy sorghum chapatis.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 14: Nutrition, Seed Selection, Layers

We are back at Charles Kuraru's Shamba in Narok County. We tell him about the importance of a good breakfast to start the day, how to do proper seed selection and bring him some layer chicken to start off his chicken business. We also put a solar lantern in his store.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 15: Fertilisers, Green Grams, Certified Seeds

We are in Okal Okoko's shamba in Homa Bay County. We advice him on how to choose the correct fertilisers, have a look at his cereal store and his dairy cows.We also introduce him to conservation agriculture and certified seeds.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 16: East Coast Fever, Layers, Farmer Groups

We are in Mbale, Uganda at Robert's farm. We vaccinate his cows against East Coast Fever, advice him on the right feed to increase his cows milk production and have a look at his layer chicken. We also tell him about the benefits of being in a farmer group.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 17: Fertilisers, Certified Seeds, Aggregation Centres

We are in Bungoma county at Steven and Jacqueline's shamba. We have a look at his bean and maize crops, tell him about the importance of choosing the right fertilisers, using certified seeds and how to properly store his produce. We also introduce him to conservation agriculture and aggregation centres.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 18: Tomatoes, Potatoes, Kenbro Chicken and Solar Lights

We are in Elgeyo-Marakwet County at Abraham and Priscilla's shamba. We have a look at their greenhouse tomatoes, tell them about the right fertilisers to use for potatoes and advice them on how to get loans in order to grow their farming business. We also bring them some Kenbro chicken and introduce them to solar lights.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 19: Rice, East Coast Fever, Newcastle Disease

We are back in Arusha, Tanzania to lend our help to Ndetaniswa once more. We examine her rice fields and show her how to control rice blast so as to improve her harvest. We also vaccinate her chickens against Newcastle Disease, advise her on how to increase her dairy milk production and vaccinate her cows against East Coast Fever.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 20: Fertilisers, Newcastle Disease, Financial Management

We are revisiting two shambas we have already shaped up and bringing them new experts. First we visit Michael in Tanzania. We have a look at his maize and advice him on what fertilisers to use to improve his production. We also vaccinate his chicken against new castle disease. Our next farm is Peter and Virginia's in Kenya. We teach them how to manage their finances using their mobile phones and how to manage their farm as a business.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 21: Baobab Nutrition, Mango Post Harvest, Kenbro Chicken

We visit Mwinyi and his wife in Kwale county. Learn about the nutritional value of baobab, mango post harvest processing, how to build a brooding pen and raise Kenbro chicken for sale and, the benefits of keeping good farm records.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 22: Green house, Solar Power, Chickpea Nutrition

We are in Tharaka-Nthi County visiting Jeremiah and Mercy. We show them how to manage their greenhouse, run a business safely at night, make nutritious meals using chick peas, and how to keep local chickens.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 23: Capsicum, Artificial Insemination, Fertilisers and Tomatoes

We are back at Hellen and Daniel’s farm for a revisit. We see whether their capsicum are good for harvest, using artificial insemination to get a good calf, benefits of using the right fertilisers and how to stop bacterial wilt on tomatoes

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 24: Cows, Soil Testing, Supplements and Post- harvest storage

We are in Kisii County on Hellen and Fredrick's shamba. We have a look at their dairy cows and calf, vaccinate them against East Coast Fever. We also show them the benefits of doing a soil test and how to properly store their produce after harvest.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 25: Dairy Cows, Fertilisers, Solar Lights and Solar test

We're in Mbale, Uganda visiting Aaron and his wife's farm. We teach him about the benefits of using supplements to increase milk yields and the importance of soil testing in order to select the right fertiliser. We also show him how to vaccinate his cows against East Coast Fever and introduce him to solar lights.

Shamba Shape Up Season 6 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 26: Conservation Agriculture, Pigeon Peas, Collective Marketing

We are in Makueni County at Theresia's Shamba. We have a new maize variety for her and an expert on the health benefits of pigeon peas. We also introduce her to conservation agriculture, collective marketing and contract farming.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Series 7 Official Trailer

Shamba Shape Up is East Africa's favourite farming show! Join us as we educate, entertain and elevate those who need our help. Karibu to the shape-up safari!

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 1: Coffee Fertiliser, Record Keeping, Kienyeji Chicken

We are in Kiambu County visiting David and Hanna Muniu. They are serious Coffee farmers. We help them improve their record keeping, have a look at their Kienyeji Chicken, do a soil test and introduce them to a good coffee fertiliser. We also have a look at the importance of soil conservation.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 2: Pigs, Onions, Diary Cows and Soil test

We are in Narok County at the House of Hope Refuge a home for girls fleeing female genital mutilation and forced early marriages. For food and learning about life skills they have a shamba. We have a look at their dairy cows and how to properly feed them for high milk yield. We also have a look at their onions, pigs and do a soil test.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 3: Maize, Bananas, Fertilisers and Solar power

We are in Busia County at Crescent and Evelyn Joya's Shamba.We look at how to handle MLND disease in maize an the use of certified seeds when planting for high yield. We also have a look at his bananas which are infected by nematodes, introduce him to plant specific fertilizers and a Solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 4: Certified Seeds, Energy Saving Jikos, Solar Home Systems

We are in Tharakanithi county at Kingston and Doreen Mutembei's shamba. We have a look at how to save money on fuel by introducing them to energy saving jikos. We also tell them about the benefits of planting certified seeds, using plant specific fertilisers and solar home systems.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 5: Potatoes, French Beans, Jiko and solar home system

We are in Meru County visiting Purity & Silas Mbaabu's Shamba. We introduce them to certified potato seeds and the proper fertiliser to use. We also have a look at the pests and diseases affecting their french beans, bring the a new Jikokoa stove that reduces smoke emitted and uses less firewood and instal a solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 6: Rice, Dairy Cows and Solar Home System

We are in Mwea Kirinyaga County visiting Evans and Agnes Warui. We look into pests and diseases affecting his rice and which fertilisers to use for planting and top dressing. We also show him how to improve his milk yield by preventing mastitis and instal a solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 7: Kienyeji Chicken, Dairy Cows, Coffee and Record keeping

We are in Kirinyaga County at Henry and Lydia Githinji's Shamba. We show them how to properly feed kienyeji chicken and how to identify and prevent mastitis in dairy cows. We also introduce them to crop specific fertilisers and tell them about the importance of record keeping.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 8: Dairy Farming, Milk Replacer, Energy Saving Jiko

We are in Meru County at Timothy and Josephine Itiiri's shamba. We have a look at how to choose the right seed for artificial insemination, introduce them to a calf milk replacer and do a soil test. We also tell them about the benefits of acquiring a truck as a farmers group and using energy saving jikos.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 9: Dairy Farming, Vegetables, Certified Seeds

We are at the 2,700 acre Technology Farm in Nakuru county. They have over 800 cows and 380 acres of top quality maize. We want to know what is the secret to their success and see whether we can pass it on to our farmers.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 10: Soil Test, Silage Making, Farm Transport and Tomatoes

We are in Nakuru County at Kenneth and Rebecca Chemgoren. We have a look at how to properly feed dairy cows to increase milk yield, pests and diseases in tomatoes and do a soil test. We also introduce them to the Mitsubishi Fuso for efficient transport on the farm.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 11: Pigs, Cabbages, Dairy Cows and Soil test

We are in Nyeri County at David and Milka Mathenge's Shamba. We learn how to properly rear pigs and handling pests and diseases in their dairy cows and cabbages. We also introduce them to crop specific fertilisers and do a soil test.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 12: Trees, Energy Saving Jiko, Certified Seeds

We are in Makueni County at Alexander and Ruth's shamba. We look at the benefit  of planting trees, show them a new energy saving jiko and a solar home system. We also introduce them to a modern way of choosing certified seeds using a smart phone.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 13: Tomatoes, Certified Seeds, Conservation Agriculture

We are in Trans-Nzoia County at Joseph and Moses Ndotono's shamba. We have a look at how to improve their tomatoes, introduce them to a new type of tractor and conservation agriculture. We also have a look at crop specific fertilisers and certified seeds.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 14: Certified Seeds, Post Harvest Storage, Record Keeping

We are in Vihiga County at Susan and Dick Morgan's shamba. We do a soil test, introduce them to certified seeds suitable for their area and advice them on how to properly store their produce after harvest. We also install a solar home system and show him and his farmers group how to properly keep records.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 15: Potatoes, Farm Transport, Calf Milk Replacer and Dairy cows

We are in Meru County on the foothills of Mount Kenya at Moses and Hellen's Shamba. We have a look at how to properly manage their dairy cows and introduce them to a milk replacer for their calves. We also look into the challenges they are facing in their potato farming and look into a way to make transport in the farm easier.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 16: Conservation Agriculture, Mangoes, Water Testing

We are in Machakos at Gregory and Teresia Mutua's Shamba. We introduce them to the principles of conservation agriculture, and learn how to properly take care of pests and diseases in mangoes. We also do a soil test and get to know the importance of doing a water test.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 17: Pigs, Onions, Conservation Agriculture

We are in Narok county revisiting Enkishon Farm the House of Hope School for Farming. We find that they're onion production has improved since we advised them last and the pigs are doing great. We also introduce them to an energy saving jiko and educate them on Conservation Agriculture.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 18: Certified Seeds, Conservation Agriculture, Energy Saving

We are in Kitui County visiting the Wambua Family. We learn about increasing yield by doing a soil test, planting certified seeds and practicing Conservation Agriculture. We also help them save money by introducing them to an energy saving jiko and a solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 19: Tomatoes, Kienyeji Chicken, Dairy Cows

We are in Kiambu county visiting Michael and Pauline Murito. We have a look at the pests and diseases affecting his greenhouse tomatoes and learn about a new targeted feeding system for kienyeji birds. We also learn about the importance of hygiene in keeping dairy cows.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 20: Maize, Fertilisers, Conservation Agriculture

We are in Uasin Gishu County visiting Steven and Lenah Rotich. We do a soil test, introduce them to crop specific fertilisers and conservation agriculture to help improve the yield on their farm. We also learn about the benefits of solar power and how to save money in the kitchen with an energy saving jiko.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 21: Value Addition, Farmer Groups, Bananas

We are in Kajiado county visiting Joseph and Esther. We look at improving milk transport for their farmers group with the Bolero milk body and value addition to improve their profits. We also introduce them to crop specific fertilisers for bananas and an energy saving jiko for their kitchen.

Shamba Shape Up Season 7 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 7 - Ep 22: Carrots, Calf Care, Farm Transport and Energy Saving Jiko

We are in Elburgon, Nakuru County visiting Samuel and Priscillah. We look at how to improve their carrot production and how to make sure their calves grow and come on heat early. We also introduce them to an energy saving jiko to help save money in the kitchen and look at a way to improve transport on the shamba .

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 1: Pigs, Soil testing, Certified Seeds and Fertiliser

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up. 

Our theme this season is farming as a business. 

We are in Embu County visiting Cecily Muchiri and her son Charles. We first do a soil test then introduce them to crop specific fertilizers. We also learn about the benefits of using certified seeds for a higher yield and how to properly feed pigs in order to get them ready for the market in good time.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 2: Watermelons, Green Maize, Dairy Cows

We are in Kirinyaga County visiting John and Martha. Sticking to our theme of farming as a business, we introduce them to crop specific fertilizers and certified seeds to help increase their yield thus increasing profits.We also look at pests and diseases affecting their watermelons and dairy cows.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 3: Fish Feed, Herbicides, Solar System

We are in Bungoma county home of the Nabuyole Falls visiting Justus. We introduce him to certified seeds to increase his yield and herbicides to help reduce his labour cost when weeding. We also bring him a feeding solution for his fish and instal a solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 4: Coffee, Potatoes, Dairy Hygiene

We are in Embu county visiting Sicily and Njeru. We introduce them to crop specific fertilisers for coffee and herbicides to help save them money when weeding. We also inform them about the importance of using certified seeds and how to maintain proper dairy hygiene.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 5: Rice Fertiliser, Watermelons, Dairy Cows

We are in Mwea, Kirinyaga County visiting Michael and Flora. We introduce them to a new technique for applying fertiliser for rice and bring them an expert on watermelons to help increase their yield. We also have a look at how to properly care for dairy calves and how to deal with household pests.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 6: Potatoes, Dairy Cows, Solar Home System

We are in Eldoret, Uasin Ngishu County visiting Sarah Kemboi. We get advice on breeding with artificial insemination to get stronger, healthier cows and how to make sure calves reach breeding stage as soon as possible. We also learn how to deal with pests and diseases in potatoes and the benefits of using a solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 7: Onions, Layer Chicken, Fodder Crops

We are in Eldoret, Uasin Ngishu County visiting Karen Langat. We have a look at improving her already booming layer chicken business and advice her on the importance of soil testing when growing fodder crops.She wants to venture into the onion business so we bring in an expert to advice her and also show her the benefits of owning a tractor.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 8: Mangoes, Oranges, Home Biogas

We are in Muranga county visiting Patrick Kitheka who is an expert mango farmer. We learn about value addition in mangoes and how to properly harvest and transport them. We also deal with pests and diseases in oranges and introduce him to a home biogas system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 9: Broiler Chicken, Potatoes, Cabbages

We are in Trans-Nzoia County just outside Kitale visiting Christine and her friend Josephine. We learn how to properly feed broiler chicken in order to get them to good selling weight and how to increase the yield in potatoes by using soil testing and fertilisers. We also help deal with pests and diseases in their cabbages and introduce them to an expert on farm transport.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 10: Tea, Economies of Scale, Dairy Cows

We are in Trans Nzoia County just outside Kitale visiting Monica  and Stephen Mbatia. We learn about the benefits of practicing economies of scale when farming and doing a soil test to know which fertilizers to use. We also introduce them to a solar home system and advice them on how to increase milk yield from their dairy cows by using artificial insemination.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 11: Soil Health, Dairy Calf, Maize Storage

We are in Bungoma County visiting Betty Naliaka. We learn the importance of doing a soil test to know which nutrients are lacking in the soil and which fertilizers to use. We also learn how to properly rear healthy dairy calves and how to safely store maize after harvest.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 12: Mangoes, Dairy Supplements, Tomatoes

We are Embu County visiting brothers, Peter and Kioko. We learn how to properly manage and harvest mangoes and a new way of drying them to increase their shelf life. We also have a look at how to improve their dairy cows health, introduce them to a new maize variety that matures faster and help with pests and diseases in their tomatoes.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 13: Dairy Fertility, Carrots, Maize Storage

We are in Molo visiting Carol and Weldon Cheruiyot. We first do a soil test then have a look at how to improve their dairy cows fertility by using supplements and targeted breeding. We also advice them on the carrot variety to plant in order to increase yield, learn how to properly harvest and store maize, introduce them to a solar home system and inform them on the benefits of having a pickup on the shamba.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 14: Plant Nutrition, Tomatoes, Mangoes

We are in Nakuru County visiting Henry and his grandmother Teresia. We do a soil test and educate him on the benefits of using crop specific fertilisers for proper crop nutrition. We also introduce him to a new tomato variety to help increase yield,  help deal with pest and diseases in his mangoes and install a solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 15: Post-Harvest Storage, Dairy Cows, Farm Transport

We are in Njoro, Nakuru County visiting Mr and Mrs Riungu. We learn how to feed dairy cows in different stages of production in order to get maximum milk yield and how to properly store maize after harvest. We also do a soil test and inform them about the benefits of having a pickup for farm transport.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 16: Fish Farming, Certified Seeds, Home Biogas

We are in Kiambu County visiting farmer Michael Ndiba. We first do  a soil test then look into improving his maize yield by using certified seeds, proper farm management methods and post harvest storage. We also advise him on how to correctly start a fish farm, introduce him to a convenient new biogas system and a vehicle to help out their farmers group with their transport needs.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 17: Beef Cattle, Farm Transport, Lion Lights

We are in Kajiado County visiting Bernard and Jemima. We look at how to improve profits in their beef cattle business, and inform them on the benefits of having a truck to help transport the cattle to market. We also do a soil test and introduce them to Lion Lights that help keep their livestock safe from Lions.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 18: Pig Farming, Digi Farm, Post Harvest Losses

We are in Meru County visiting a farm manager Alex Maingi. We introduce him to Digi Farm a mobile phone platform that is making farmers lives easier, do a soil test and get an expert on fertilisers. We also have a look at improving his pigs, educate him on the impact of climate change and how to properly store his maize to avoid post harvest losses.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 19: Digi Farm, Post Harvest Storage, Fertilisers

We are in Kajiado County visiting Stella and Joseph. We introduce them to Digi Farm a mobile phone platform that is helping farmers increase profits, have a look at his store room and advice them on what improvements to make. We also test their soil, have an expert on fertilisers and educate them on the benefits of using a solar home system.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 21: Dairy Cows

We have a special episode on dairy cow management.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 22: Kienyeji Chicken

We have a special episode on rearing Kienyeji chicken.

Shamba Shape Up Season 8 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 23: Broilers & Layers

We have a special episode on rearing Broilers and Layers.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 1: Dairy Cows, Capsicum, Farm Transport

We are in Limuru for a new season of Shamba Shape Up visiting John Chege Kubai and his family. We look at how to properly manage dairy cows and the importance of deworming calves. We also address the problems facing the capsicum in their greenhouses and introduce them to an alternative mode of transport.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 2: Mangoes, Avocados, Dairy Cows

We are in Muranga County visiting Fredrick Njuguna. We look at how climate change is affecting farmers, learn how to properly take care of pests and diseases in mangoes and avocados and a better form of transport to get farm produce to the market. We also look at how to properly feed dairy cows to increase milk yield.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 3: Dairy Cows, Mangoes, Marketing

We are Makueni the top mango producing County in Kenya visiting Mukula Kyalo and his family. We learn how to properly manage dairy cows in order to increase milk production, look into the pests and diseases affecting mangoes and how to help with transporting mangoes to the market. We also introduce them to a mobile platform called Digi Farm from Safaricom that extends credit facilities to farmers and helps link them to the market cutting out brokers.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 4: Beef Cattle, Mangoes, Macadamia

We are in Embu County visiting Cyril Gachawa. We learn how to properly feed and manage beef cattle and how to manage and improve mango varieties. We also bring in an expert on macadamia growing and advice him on how to properly store cereals after harvest.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 5: Mangoes, Insurance, Energy Saving Jiko

We are in Kithoni village Makueni county visiting Frederick and Elizabeth Ikulume. We have a look at the pests and diseases affecting their mangoes and how to increase profits by reducing wastage of mangoes using a pulping machine. We also introduce them to the benefits of having insurance and using an energy saving jiko.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 6: Carrots, Cabbages, Peas and Dairy Cows

We are in Molo Nakuru county visiting the Kamau family. We look at how to take care of pests and diseases in their carrots and cabbages and how to improve their peas for export. We also advise them on the benefits of supplements for their dairy cows.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 7: Mangoes, Tomatoes, Farm Transport

We are in Karurumo Embu county visiting Alvan and Purity Njeru and their sons Louis and  Dennis. We learn how to properly manage mango pests and diseases in order to increase yield and inform them about the benefits of owning a truck for farm transport. We also have a look at the problems facing their greenhouse tomatoes and dairy cows.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 8: Tree Tomatoes, Insurance, Spinach

We are in Kinangop, Nyandarua County visiting David Mugwanja. We look at the problems facing his tree tomato production and inform him about the benefits of having insurance on the farm. We also learn about the benefits of supplements for dairy cows and how to deal with the pests and diseases affecting his spinach.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 9: Bananas, Maize Storage, Farm Transport

We are in Muranga County visiting Lucy and Stephen Kamau. We have a look at the problems facing their banana plantation and advise them on how to properly store their maize after harvest. We also introduce them to a truck that can solve their transport issues on the farm and deworm their dairy cows.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 10: Conservation Agriculture, Tractors, Maize Storage

We are in Bungoma County visiting Ferdinand and his family. He is an expert in Conservation Agriculture which he has practiced for seven years  and trains other farmers too. We look into the benefits and problems he experiences and introduce the SAME Tractor which can work well in Conservation Agriculture. We also learn how to properly store maize after harvest.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 10: Conservation Agriculture, Tractors, Maize Storage

We are in Bungoma County visiting Ferdinand and his family. He is an expert in Conservation Agriculture which he has practiced for seven years  and trains other farmers too. We look into the benefits and problems he experiences and introduce the SAME Tractor which can work well in Conservation Agriculture. We also learn how to properly store maize after harvest.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 11: Green Maize, Agricultural Insurance, Bag Gardens

We are in Ndeiya Kiambu County visiting Moses Njiriri and his family. We learn about the advantages and disadvantages of targeting the green maize market and the benefits of having agricultural insurance. We also look at how to prevent soil erosion and building bag gardens.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 12: Conservation Agriculture, Maize Storage, Farm Transport

We are in Sirende, Bungoma County visiting Vincent Okumu and his family. We get to learn more about Conservation Agriculture and how to adapt to climate change. We also look at how to properly store maize after storage and introduce him to a convenient mode of farm transport.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 13: Conservation Agriculture, Maize Storage, Insurance

We are in Mbooni, Makueni County visiting Justus Kimeu who is very experienced in Conservation Agriculture. We find out how to conserve water and how to maintain healthy soil. We also give his maize store a makeover and look at how agricultural insurance is changing lives.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 14: Tomatoes, Goats, Storage

We are in Kamukunji Village in Nakuru County visiting Michael Wachira and his family. Michael trains farmers so we get a few tips from him then look at how to improve his dairy goats and maize post harvest storage. We also advise him on how to handle the pests and disease in his tomatoes.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 15: Maize Post Harvest Storage

In this episode we visit farmers across East Africa to see how they handle their maize after harvest.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 16: Maize Weeds, Pests, Aflatoxins

This week we look at two very challenging problems farmers face in their maize fields, what can destroy maize when it grows and what can destroy the harvest if you do not take good care of your maize.

Shamba Shape Up Season 9 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 17: Mangoes, Agricultural Insurance

This episode is dedicated to mangoes, how to manage them, market them and not forgetting value addition. We also look at how insurance can benefit farmers.

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Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 1: Climate Change

In this episode we want to give farmers the help and knowledge they need to adapt their farming methods, increase their income and make their farms more productive even while the climate changes.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 2: GreenHouse, Soil, Intercropping and Cookstove

We have decided to take you back to some of the old shambas that Tony and Naomi visited to demonstrate simple ways that you can learn to adapt to climate change.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - hamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 3: Avocados, Conservation Agriculture, Dairy Cows

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary. 

We are in Meru County visiting Douglas and Frederick on their 28 acre farm. We get advice on the best way to plant avocado seedlings for maximum yield, the easiest way to introduce conservation agriculture and some quick tips on how to increase dairy milk production. We also learn how to fight back against the fall armyworm.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 4: OFSP, Fall Armyworm, Conservation Agriculture

We are in Makueni County visiting Elisabeth who has been farming for 30 years. We learn the benefits of growing Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes, their nutritional benefits and value addition. We also look at the importance of crop rotation when practicing Conservation Agriculture and how to control the Fall Armyworm using the Push Pull Technology.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 5: OFSP, FAll Armyworm , Weeds Control & Safe Use of Herbicides

We are in Yatta in the Machakos County visiting Victoria who has been farming for 7 Years.

We learn about the best practices for growing Orange fleshed sweet potatoes successfully. We also discover how push-pull technology is fighting back against Fall Armyworm and about weeds control and safe use of herbicides after planting.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 6: Trees, Dairy Cows, Pressure Cooker and Insurance

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

We are in Bungoma county, visiting Harrison and Kennedy two brothers managing the farms for their parents Daniel Lusaka and Amelia Naima.

We learn how to manage trees and look after your cows (dairy).

We also find out about cooking without wood or charcoal also what to do when major disaster strikes.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 7: Quality meat, OFSP Product, Conservation Agriculture

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary. We have something special for you; we have a series about food security and quality. We head to supermarkets counter and see how to get best meat for your meal and more on sweet-fleshed potato products. We also visit a young farmer Francis Mwangi in Muranga County to learn how to prepare field using conservation agriculture and improve the crops & raise profits by planting trees around the field.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 8: Cold Chain, Avocados, Electric Pressure cooker

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary. 

In this special report we trace the cold chain, the meat you produce from the slaughter house to the point of sale (Supermarket), so you can see what goes on.

Also we visit Laurence and Margaret mwema in Kiambu county, we learn about harvesting avocados and also help with a smoky kitchen by introducing the Electric pressure cooker.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn10 - Ep 9: OFSP, Dairy Cows, Trees and Insurance

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary. This week we are in Bungoma visiting Bishop Nelson. We get to learn about harvesting method of Orange Fleshed Sweet potatoes so as to fetch better market prices, How to improve and choose best breed for milk production for your dairy cows. We also learn about how to plant and choose the right trees for your area and also learn about how to insure your farm.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn10 - Ep 10: Conservation Agriculture, Avocado, Dairy Cows, FallArmy

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we are in the highlands of Meru county, visiting Joseph and Duncan (Grandfather and Grandson).

We get to learn about conservation agriculture in highlands, Management of avocado trees.

We also learn about how to take care and improve cows that are in-calf  and how to fight FallArmy Worm by using Push-Pull technology.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn10 - Ep 11: OFSP, Cookstove, Cow management, Insurance

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we are in Homabay County, visiting Michael and Benta Odada (Husband and wife)

We get to learn the best way to handle harvested Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes, about the LPG Cookstove.

We also get Top tips for managing cows and also what to do when disaster strike by getting agricultural insurance.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn10 - Ep 12: Trees, Pigeon peas, Top-dressing, conservation Agriculture

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we look back at the past years the team has visited farmers across the country to learn how they can adapt to changing weather pattern.

We visit Alexander and Ruth in Makueni county and get to learn about the importance of Trees, how to plant and best trees to plant in your area. Also we learn how to get big crop from planting pigeon peas.

We also learn about the importance of Top dressing and how to Top dress your Maize and we learn about the importance and how to do Conservation Agriculture

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn10 - Ep 13: Top-Dressing, Certified Seeds, Dairy Management and EPC

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we are in Ndeiya, Limuru. We are revisiting a farmer from last year and we want to see if experts advise did help him?

We are revisiting Moses and his wife Susan. On this farm we are not only bringing experts to help our farmer, we are also asking our farmer for help as well. 

Moses has been growing Maize since 1994 and even runs a local training course for the local farmers.

We are going to advise from Moses on Top-dressing and how to Top-dress your maize for better yields and we also learn the importance and benefits of buying certified seeds.

We also learn about dairy cow management and benefit and importance of using Electric Pressure cooker.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn10 - Ep 14: Orange Fleshed sweet potato, Electric Pressure cooker

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we are going to see how you can make most out of your farm products and boost your immune system on Learning on saving in your kitchen.

This episode we dig into the most traditional of African culture - FOOD, what we eat, where we get and how we cook it.

We remind ourselves about Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato, on how to plant, harvest and how to use it in our everyday food.

We also learn about the modern stove that is Electric Pressure cooker and how it helps you to save money, time and solve / avoid the smoke issue.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 15: Climate Change, Soil test, Tomato, Rain harvesting

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.


In this episode we want to give farmers the help and knowledge they need to adapt their farming methods, increase their income and make their farms more productive even while the climate changes.

We look at various farms we have visited and learn various tricks to make your farm productive.

We learn how to collect soil sample for soil testing, also we get advice on how to manage tomato crops and how to harvest rain.

How to adapt to climate change by using solar equipment, Also we look at nutrition as you 

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 16: OFSP, Insurance, Post-Harvest and Dairy Cows

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary. 

We are in Homabay County, before visiting the farm we head to Jugs Bakery, they bake the best breads and cakes in Homabay County.

We learn how to bake using mashed Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes also know as Puree and the importance of baking with it.

This week we visit farmer Samuel Omoro with a farm stretching 8 acres.

First:

We get advice on how to avoid and insure our farm and livestock if any  major disaster strikes e.g. Drought, Flood or if any  death of livestock. 

Second:

 We get advice about post-Harvest losses, what causes them and how applying food quality and safety standards help reduce waste while increasing farmers profit.

Third:

We get advice on looking after dairy cows on one of the main challenges farmers experience that is internal and external parasites.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 17: Potatoes, Kitchen Garden, Flying Garden & Desert Locust

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary. 

With everything going in the country right now, we at Shamba shape up thought we should take a deep breath, one step back and find out some solutions for everything is going on.

We learn a bit about the desert locust & how to secure our food from the devastating pest.

Learn how to grow delicious & nutritious vegetables at your door step by showing you how to make a kitchen garden and also a flying garden using limited water available in a money making project.

Also learn how to sort, package and store potatoes so you can fetch the best price & sell to different kind of customers.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 18: Cow Management, Avocado, Electric Pressure Cooker

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we are visiting Hellen and Daniel in Ruiru, farmers we have shaped up before but now wants some help to improve them even further.

First we learn about cow management, choosing the right Artificial Insemination for your Dairy cow and how to deworm your cow.

The Importance of pruning an avocado tree to yield a bumper harvest.

Also we learn about the Electric Pressure Cooker, a new way to cook and also save time, money and health as the same time.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 18: Cow Management, Avocado, Electric Pressure Cooker

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we are visiting Hellen and Daniel in Ruiru, farmers we have shaped up before but now wants some help to improve them even further.

First we learn about cow management, choosing the right Artificial Insemination for your Dairy cow and how to deworm your cow.

The Importance of pruning an avocado tree to yield a bumper harvest.

Also we learn about the Electric Pressure Cooker, a new way to cook and also save time, money and health as the same time.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 19: Meat Processing, Avocado, Conservation Agriculture & EPC

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we have a something special for you:

First 

We get to learn how meat is processed (go through all the different stages) before it is sold in  a supermarket counter. 

Second 

We visit Mburu Njoroge & his wife Magdalene, in slopes of lashed Thika Hills. Although Peter his son is the one who does most of the work in the shamba.

We help Peter with his Avocado trees and learn the importance and how to plant disease free avocados by buying certified tree seedlings.

We also learn how to prepare land for planting cereals like maize through conservation agriculture.

Also how to cook cheaper, cleaner  and quicker using an electric pressure cooker.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 20: harvest & Post-Harvest losses, Maize, M-kopa & EPC

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

We are in kibwezi visiting Anna and Jons Ngei farm.

We learn how to avoid food losses at the harvest and post-Harvest stage and key technologies in handling maize.

Benefits of joining a fully digitalised revolution of farming by getting a smart phone to help you in farming

Introduce you to digital cooking using Electric Pressure Cooker.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 21: Trees, Dairy Cows, Post-Harvest, OFSP

Welcome to a new series of Shamba Shape Up celebrating our tenth anniversary.

This week we are in Homabay County Visiting Gideon farm that stretches five acres.

We get to learn the best way to cut trees safely in your home and how to increase milk yields in dairy cows

Also we find out how to avoid post-harvest losses after harvesting and getting the best price for the orange fleshed sweet potato and how they are graded by quality and processed to make puree for baking.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 22: Conservation Agriculture, M-Kopa, Post-Harvest, EPC

This week we are in Kibwezi, visiting famers John and Stella together with their daughter Carol,  Who is starting to take over the farm from their father.

We learn about conservation agriculture on how to plough with a reaper and how to keep cool with a solar powered fridge from M-kopa.

Also we learn how to reduce post-harvest losses and how to cook using an Electric pressure cooker.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 23: Potatoes,OFSP, Record Keeping ,Insurance

he last few weeks has not been easy  with the desert locust destroying crops and you farmers unable to reach the market on time because of Covid19.

We want to give you a boost into the planting season :

Looking how to plant Irish potatoes and how to keep records and organize your farm finances in this critical times.

How corona virus has affected farmers and what to do about it.

We are going to take a look at the past years of shamba shape up and see what we can learn.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 24: Post-Harvest losses, Beef Cattle production, EPC

This week we are in Bisil, Kajiado county. We meet farmer Peris and her husband.

We learn about post-Harvest losses of fruits and vegetables and how we can store them for long.

We also get to learn about the Beef cattle production and how to cook faster, cheaper and clean meals using the Electric Pressure Cooker.

Shamba Shape Up Season 10 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 25: Harvest&Post-Harvest losses, Dairycow management, EPC - Recap

Welcome to a special edition of Shamba shape up, where we are going to visit some of the shamba we have shaped up over the last few months & remind ourselves some of the things we learned, especially during this time we are getting ready to harvest.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - SSU 11 Promo

Welcome to shamba shape up. 

We have travelled all over East Africa to find hard working farmers. We want to celebrate them while giving them the knowledge they need, so they can adapt and make their farms more productive even while the climate changes.  

We will see how farmers from across the region can benefit from our experts advice, and learn from each other, in so many ways.  Join us on these journeys and share in the farmer’s experiences as they shape up their shambas.

 Hurry, to the Shamba Shape Up safari.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 1: Soil Test, Intercropping, Forage and Solar Irrigation System

Welcome to the brand new series of Shamba Shape Up series 11.

On our first episode, we are in Ndeiya, nestling in the shadows of Ngong hills, between Kiambu county and the Great Rift Valley.

We are visiting farmer Peter Kamiti.

We are learning about the importance of Soil testing and what to do after doing the soil test.

Also Due to the climate change we get to learn about the variety of maize to plant during short and long rain. 

We also learn about Intercropping between maize and beans.

On topic of Dairy Cows:

We learn how to manage your nappier grass, how to plant, harvest and Storing nappier grass.

The varieties of forages to plant to feed you cows, so to reduce expenses in buying concentrated feeds.

We also get to learn about the Solar powered irrigation system and how to be able to buy and get it installed.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 2: Soil Test, Rain harvesting, Avocado, Brachiaria & Insurance

Welcome to Shamba Shape up series 11.

This week we are in Meru county, visiting farmers Alfred and Margaret Muthomi and their son John Paul.

They are building up and wants to give back back both as the same time.

They ran a farm and a children's home and they want to increase their yields for the next season with the children's needs in mind.

We are doing two good deeds at the price of one. 

In this farm we learn:

➢The importance of soil-testing.

➢The importance of harvesting rain water and how to set-up the rain water harvesting system.

➢How a certified nursery provides seedlings (Avocado) free from diseases and how it is done.

↝↝Also the importance of buying a certified seeds and good farming practices of planting it.

➢How to increase your milk yield by practising good management of your brachiaria grass and how to preserve the grass by making hay bales for use in dry season.

➢How to protect your crops and livestock from disaster in a cheaper way.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 3: Forage production, Soil Test, Push-Pull & Avocado

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up.

This week we are in Meru County and we are visiting an expert farmer called Rachel.

She runs a training course for farmers around her area. Can she teach us a thing or two? who’s going to be teacher on this episode?

We learn about:

Forage production (Bracharia):

➢ How to get more forage plants without having to buy the seeds or the seedlings by making and planting bracharia splints.

➢ mportance of planting bracharia as forage for your livestock.

Soil testing

➢ We help Rachel with her coffee plantation, which is yellowing by doing a soil test in the farm.

➢ Importance of doing a soil test in your farm.

Push-Pull method

➢ How to get rid of pests in vegetables by using the Push-Pull method.

Avocado Irrigation

➢ We get advice on when and how to irrigate an avocado tree.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 4: Soil Testing, PATG water tank, Pest&diseases, EPC & Nutrition

Welcome To Shamba Shape Up.

This week we’re in Kikuyu ,and we’re taking a trip down memory lane

 We’re re-visiting a farm we first shaped up over 10 years ago! 

That’s right, at the start of our very first series of Shamba Shape Up

 And we can’t wait to see how it’s been doing.

➢We find out why it’s important to do a soil test

➢ How to get a water tank from M-KOPA to help with irrigation

➢ How to combat pest and diseases in your crops

➢ Find out about Electric Pressure Cookers

➢ What kind of food should babies eat for a nutritious diet?

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 5: Soil Testing, Potatoes, Insurance, Silage, Napier & Avocado

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up.

This week we are in Meru County. We are visiting farmer Joseph and Josephine Kimathi.

We get to learn about:

• Doing Soil test on a potato field 

• Benefits of Crop Insurance 

• What to do to stop Napier smut disease from spreading. 

• How improving cow fodder can increase milk yield 

• Making Silage 

• How to manage our Avocado tree for better yields.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 6: FallArmy worm, Mangoes, Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes, Market

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up,

This week we are in Machakos, visiting the Mumo family. 

The last time we were here, we gave Victoria advice on how to plant Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes and how to manage Fall armyworm.

This week we want to help our farmers find the right markets for their crops.  

We learn about: 

• How to combat Fall Army Worm

• How to build markets for mangoes

• Also we want to find out all about Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 7:Soil test,Avocado, Napier grass, Solar Power Irrigation System

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up

This week we are in Uplands, in a village called Githirioni, Lari Sub-County.

We are visiting farmer Joseph and Grace kaberere. 

This week we are learning about:

1) How to improve soil fertility by doing a soil test in your farm

2) Under tree management of an Avocado tree

3) How to stop napier smut disease from spreading and how to plant a smut free napier.

4) We also get to learn about the Solar Powered Irrigation System and how to get it installed and maintain it.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 8: Crop rotation, Soil test, Water harvesting , Forages, Trees

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This week we are in Bungoma, by the powerful Nabuyole falls. We are visiting farmers Godfrey and Catherine Scout.

This week we are learning about:

1) Crop rotation

2) Soil testing

3) Building a water pan for water harvesting

4) Forages for Economic Empowerment

5) Trees as a Buffer Zone

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 9: Forages, Crop Insurance, Dairy Hygiene and EPC

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This week we’re in Isongo, Kakamega, visiting musician and farmer Disterio Nabwayo & Family, Kakamega.

This week we learn about:

1. Growing Forages on Slopes

2. Insurance claims or Myths

3. Cooking with Electric Pressure Cooker

4. Dairy Hygiene

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 10:Avocado, Soil test, Cow fertility &Cow in calf steam up & EPC

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This week we’re in Tharaka Nithi County and we’re visiting farmers Murethi and Catherine Njagi.

This week we are learning about:

1. Avocado management

2. How to help cows conceive 

3. How to steam up cows in calf

4. Electric pressure cooker

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 11: Kienyeji Chicken

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In this special episode of Shamba Shape Up, we look back at some of the best episodes on chicken farming.

We look at good housing, feeding, managing of pest and disease and good record keeping gives farmers healthy and productive kienyeji chicken.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 12: Climate Change

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This week we are learning about: 

1) How to adapt to climate change.

2) Young farmers 

3) Nutrition meal for children

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 13:Solar power irrigation system, Dairy farming & value addition

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This week we are in Githiga in Ndumberi division, Kiambu County. We are visiting farmer George Kairu.

This week we learn about:

1) Solar power irrigation system maintenance

2) Dairy farming (Production and breeding)

3) Value addition

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 14: SPIS Water & Irrigation ,PAYG water tank, Nutrition, Avocado

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This week we are visiting farmers Eva and Jeremiah Sakuda in Ngong, Kajiado County.

We learn about:

1. How to install Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

2. How to get a water tank from M-KOPA to help with irrigation

3. Find out about child nutrition

4. Avocado Post-harvest handling

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 15:Dairycows breeding&nutrition,Tree nursery &Organic fertiliser

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This week  we’re in Murang’a, in Kiairathe village near Kangema town. We are visiting farmer Winnie Wangechi Wanjiru. 

We are learning about:

1) How to choose the right breed for pedigree cows

2) How to make a tree seedling nursery

3) Good nutrition for your dairy cows

4) Organic fertilisers for healthy vegetables

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 16: Potatoes, Managu(Black Nightshade), Saga & Tomatoes

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Today we’re in Thakwa village, in Githunguri and we’re visiting Naomi Ruhara, a young and inspiring farmer who started farming from scratch in 2016. 

This week we are learning all about: 

 ➢ Pests and disease management in potatoes, managu, saga and tomatoes.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 17: Pyrethrum, Pests & diseases, Cows, Sheep and Farmers phone

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This week we are in Turi village, Nakuru County. We are visiting farmer Elizabeth Waireri

This week we learn about:

1) How to grow and store Pyrethrum and it's importance in the export market

2) How to get rid of internal and external parasites in cows and Sheeps

3) Getting farm information on your smartphone.

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 18: Savings & loans, Bee keeping and Orange fleshed sweet potato

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This week we are in Isiolo County.

Join us for a special episode here and learn about:

1) Village and loan groups

2) Bee keeping

3) Best way to manage your orange fleshed sweet potato

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 19:Calf management,Forage ,Soil test, vegetables push-pull, EPC

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This week we are in Bungoma County, visiting farmer Zaina Eunice Atieno, mother of 5 children 

This week we are learning about:

1) Calf management

2) Planning for improved forages

3) Soil testing

4) How to use push-pull method to control pests around your vegetables

5) How to best finance your electric pressure cooker

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 20:Post harvest storage, Seed treatment ,Agroforestry&Soil Cover

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This week we’re in Tharaka Nithi and we’re visiting Alfred and Philippine Mwathi.

This week we are learning about:

1) Learn about storing maize

2) Treating seeds for the new planting season

3) How to manage your trees

4) Keep your soil moist by mulching

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 21: Orange sweet fleshed potato, Honey, Grass

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This week we've got a special episode for you in Baringo County.

We learn about:

1) Growing the orange fleshed sweet potato

2) Harvesting Honey

3) Making money from grasses

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 22:Soil test, Panicum grass, Compost, minimum tillage, Insurance

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This week we are in Kakamega, visiting farmer James and Nancy Titiya

We are learning about:

1) Soil testing

2) Planting panicum grass in a nursery

3) Building a compost structure for your farm

4) Minimum tillage for maize

5) Insuring your crop

Shamba Shape Up Season 11 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 23: Beef Cattle management, Nutrition & Electric pressure cooker

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This weekend we have got a special treat for you

We’re in Oloosirkon in Rongai and we’re meeting with Stephen Ole Suntai, our farmer/expert who is a vet working with CKL Africa

We are learning about:

1) Managing beef cattle

2) Good nutrition for your family 

3) Chicken nutrition

4) Cooking with Electric pressure cooker

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - SSU 12 Intro Promo

Welcome to shamba shape up series 12

 We have travelled all over EastAfrica to find hard working farmers. We want to celebrate them while giving them the knowledge they need. So they can adapt and make their farms more productive, even while the climate changes. We want to support them to get better yields. And increase their income. We will see how farmers can benefit from our experts advice. While also learning from each other. Join us on these journeys and share in the farmers experiences, on the Shamba Shape Up safari.

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 12 - Ep 1: Cow Nutrition & management, Nutrition, Finance, Maize &Herbicide

Welcome to the brand-new series of Shamba Shape Up series 12

On our first episode, we are in Nakuru County. 

We are visiting farmer Kate Gatwiri Gotonga, a young lady just starting out in farming, but although she’s young in years, she already has a lot of responsibilities. She manages her sister in laws farm While she also has a farm of her own So, we want to see how we can help her and help turn this young lady into an old hand, at farming!

We are learning about:

1. How to Finance and Plant maize

2. Nutrition for your kids 

3. Nutrition and general management for your Dairy cows

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 12 - Ep 2: Dairy cow pest & disease, Calliandra, Finance and Nutrition

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This week we’re in the Green Hills of Bomet county. We’re visiting a family who are quite literally on the top of the hill; farmers Rose and Christopher and their inventor son Nelson and his equally talented wife, Jennifer.

In this Episode we are learning about:

1. Internal and external parasites on dairy cows

2. How to finance the planting season

3. Calliandra management

4. Nutrition on fortified foods

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Sn 12 - Ep 3: Kienyeji Chicken, Finance & Marketing, Beans and Calliandra

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This week we’re in MÛkÛrwe’inî, Nyeri county. We’re visiting far manager Juliette and farm owner Karanja. Their main business is Bananas and Plantains but they have 600 Kienyeji chickens and a lot more besides this. 

Let’s go and meet them and learn more

In this Episode we are learning about:

  1. Chicken hygiene and feeds

  2. Financial planning and markets

  3. Treating your seeds for planting

  4. Planting Calliandra seedlings in a nursery and its benefits

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 Episode 4: Nutrition, Tomato, Dairy Financing & Milk production

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This week we’re in Gatundu in Embu County and we’re visiting a young farming family, farmers Rosemary and Evans.

We want to find out why they chose to work as farmers because faming can be hard work and how do they balance both farming and family?

Let’s find out how they’re doing it and if they need any help.

On this farm we learn about:

     1. Child nutrition

     2. Tomato nursery

     3. Dairy financing

     4. Milk production

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 - Episode 5: Water treatment, Pigeon Peas,Financing & Hay making

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This week we are in Kimutwa village, Machakos county and we’re visiting farmer Elizabeth.

She’s a smart farmer trying to cope with climate change. She has terraces, a smart kitchen garden, water dam and also harvests rain water.

On this farm we learn about:

    1. Water treatment

    2. Climate Change (Pigeon Peas)

    3. Financing - Foliar feed

    4. Feed preservation (Hay Making)

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 - Episode 6: Mango Markets, Financing , FAW control & Insurance

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This week we are in Machakos County, we’re visiting farmers Rose and Grace, who share more than just blood, they are best friends and they have invested in agribusiness together; apart from farming these two ladies help each other run a pharmacy and clinic, so we’ve come to where farming and pharmacy is done for healthy living…

Let’s go find out how the two sisters are balancing family, farming and pharmacy…

This week we are learning about;

      1. Mangoes-Markets

      2. Financing chicken feed

      3. FAW control

      4. Maize Insurance

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 - Episode 7: Pest &Disease, Financing Fertilizer, Maize & Insurance

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This week we are in Bungoma County. One of the counties that produces maize for our country.

We are visiting maize farmers Mary and Julius, who has taken precaution for their maize farming. We want to find out what we can learn from them and how we can work with and assist them

This week we are learning about;

  1. Fall army worm - Parasitoids 

  2. Financing Fertilizer

  3. Maize MLND

  4. Insurance

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 - Episode 8: Farm Inputs, Budget & Financing, Solar pump & Potatoes

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This week we are in Nakuru County, the home of beautiful lakes and flamingos.

We are in Keringet area and we are meeting farmers Caroline and Sammy who have invested in potato farming and other cash crops. 

Let’s go and find out about their potato farming and how they manage it and other crops in their farm

This week we are learning about;

   1. Mavuno Zaidi (farm Inputs)

   2. Budget and financing

   3. Solar pump

   4. Fungicide on potato

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 9: Pasture production, Beehives, Goat and Finances

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This week we’re in Baringo county. We’re searching for gold, but we’re not going to be mining under the ground no we’re looking towards the skies because this is liquid gold from the honey bees of Baringo.

We’re visiting bee keeper Simon Chesang. Their farm covers 30 acres.  And Simon doesn’t only keep bees for honey, he’s a livestock farmer too.

So, join us as we find out more:

     1. How community management can benefit dryland areas 

     2. How to finance your bee business and grow

     3. Keeping goats in a changing climate

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 10: Dairy Hygiene & Nutrition, Food nutrition & Irrigation

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So, you’ll be surprised to know today we’re not even visiting a farm. No, we’re visiting a school! today we’re more interested in supporting the governments 4K club initiative or Young Farmers Association? 

To help students learn about agriculture.Farming is the future, and these children know it. So, let’s see how we can help and maybe we’ll learn a little something too.

Let’s go!!

Today we are learning about:

     1. Managing your Dairy cows

     2. Good nutrition for adolescent girls

     3. Drip irrigation

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 11: Rangelands

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This week we’re in Baringo County and we’re doing a SSU special on rangelands.

These are the arid and semi arid areas that make up around 80% of Kenya’s landmass. Rangelands vary in size, some are as small as 50 km2.            

But most are huge, some in the arid desert areas of Turkana, Marsabit, and Wajir for example are over 5,000 km2. The reason rangelands are important is because pastoralists graze beef cattle there over community lands.  

And most of Kenya’s red meat comes from areas like this so they are vital resource for the whole country.    

We’ve come to find out about a project that’s helping to restore the environment and bring profits back into rangeland farming.  It’s called PRM, Participatory Rangeland Management.  

Key Benefit:

       • Improved livelihoods from increased livestock and milk production

       • As a result: better nutrition for families.

       • A healthier and more stable environment thanks to reversing land degradation

       • Wildlife conservation

       • Less conflicts over resources

       • Good size of heard that helps stop land degradation

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 12: Finance, Dairy AI, Water tank, Calliandra & Silage

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This week we’re seeing the value of planning, planning to save money in order to buy water tanks, planning a budget for animal feeds and making a 5-year plan for future farm improvements.

So if you don’t already have other plans, shall we visit out farmers and find out all about it?

We are in Bomet County and we’re visiting farmers David and Zedy Kenduiywo

In this farm we are learning about:

     1. Finance for setting up water tanks

     2. Preparing cows for Artificial Insemination

     3. Budgeting and planning Calliandra for your cows

     4. Feed Conservation and how to make Silage

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 13: PRM technology & Gender, SoilErosion, Pasture & Finances

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This week we’re in Baringo county. This is a dryland area, so farming has adapted to lower rainfall but now with climate change, there are new challenges as well so to get the best out of the land, farmers work together to share the land as a group.

We want to find out how they do this, and what new technologies they’ve adopted.

We’re meeting Pastoralists Reuben and Florence. They are teachers as well as farmers, although Reuben has recently turned to farming full-time.

 We learn about:

     1. Participatory Rangeland Management and why it is so important to involve women in land management practices

     2. How to manage soil erosion

     3. How to create water points for your cows

     4. How to finance value additions

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 14: Solar power irrigation system, Finance & Nutrition

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This week we’re in we’re in N’gong, Kajiado County. We’re visiting farmers Eva and Jeremiah. The last time we were here (One year ago) we helped install a solar pump to help irrigate the crops. 

So we want to find out if the system has been working well and learn more.

On this farm we learn about:

      1. Benefits of installing a Solar power irrigation system

      2. The benefits of financial planning

      3. Good nutrition for expectant and breastfeeding mothers

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 15: Dairy hygiene & Calf management, Chicken & Finance

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This week we’re in Kabarnet, Baringo County and we’re visiting farmer Naomi on her 1and a half-acre farm. It is an urban farm, just a short walk from the town center and we are going to see how even with a small patch of land, farming can still be a profitable business

On this farm we are going to learn about:

     1. Dairy Hygiene and Calf management

     2. Managing a Chicken house

     3. Financial Benefits of Record Keeping

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 16: Sheep management, Tomato, Maize Insurance & Marketing

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This week we’re in Kajiado County known for wildlife and domestic livestock and we’re visiting farmer Sister Lucy at the Loreto Sisters. This is a rescue center that hosts a number of girls from different communities. Let’s find out the challenges they are having and how we can assist

This week we are going to learn about:

     1. Sheep management

     2. Livestock marketing

     3. Manage farming with climate change – Tomatoes

     4. How crop insurance can help manage climate change risks

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 17: Solar water pump, Improved Kienyeji & Calf rearing

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Today we are in Machakos county the home of some of the world's mysteries. 

With unpredictable changes in the weather pattern farmers have suffered immense effects of climate change. The farmer we are visiting today has proved that with determination and commitment farming can be done here.

Today we’re visiting Rachael and her farm manager Isaac. They have been working together for one and half years and are set to get better as a team

This week we are going to learn about:

     1. Calf rearing and housing

     2. Kienyeji/Improve Chicken 

     3. Financing chicken house 

     4. Solar pump installation

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 18: Cattle, Pasture, Solar pump & Rain water harvest

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Today we are in Kajiado county. Kajiado name comes from the word Olkeju-ado. Which means "The Long River" in the Maasai language.

We’re visiting a Masai elder Mr. Makui who is working with other farmers in the community to mitigate climate change. Makui is not only a family man but also an elder who is involved in matters affecting his community.

They have a large farm where they keep cows, grow and preserve pasture, maize and beans.

Let’s go and see what we can learn from this farm:

     1. Cattle milk

     2. Solar water pump installation

     3. Rain water harvest

     4. Supplementary fodder production

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 19: Dairy, Manure, Pollination and Financing beehives

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This week we’re Machakos County, Kithini village and we are visiting a family that is combining efforts to reap the benefits of farming.

Their efforts have been celebrated by local universities and part of their farm is being used as a demonstration farm

On this farm we get to see fish farming, fruit tree farming, vegetable farming, livestock farming, and rain water harvesting among others…

We are visiting farmers Jacob and wife Margaret Musau

Let’s go and learn more:

    1) Dairy Management 

    2) Manure management

    3) Open Pollination

    4) Financing beehives

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 20: Dairy Cows, Nutrition, Finances and maize store

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This week we’re visiting a land full of rivers and streams, they flow from the mighty Mt Kenya to irrigate the shambas all across this county and we’re visiting a farmer who has also learnt how to channel her energies.

She not only has a shamba, she has an AgroVet shop as well, so let’s see how she manages to keep them both flowing sweet in this land of milk and honey.

We are in Embu County and visiting farmer Nessy Kivyo.

Let’s go and learn more about:

    1) Dairy Cows Protein and Termites 

    2) Nutrition - Fortified 

    3) Financial Literacy - AgroVet 

    4) Maize Storage

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 21: Push Pull, Savings, Crop Insurance and Calliandra

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This week we are in Kakamega County the home of Maize and sugarcane, its known for bull fighting and cock fighting. We are here to meet hardworking farmers who have experience in farming, Farmers Florence and husband Noah Nabutete.

Let’s go and see what we can learn:

    1) FAW- Push and Pull 

    2) Financial Literacy - Savings

    3) Calliandra Harvest and feeding 

    4) Crop Insurance

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 22: Striga weeds, Financing, Fertiliser and Calliandra

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This week we are in Kitinda Village, Bungoma County and we are visiting farmer Eveline Nekesa. A maize farmer asked us to visit her farm and we’re off to me her, she has had some challenges with her maize so we want to find out how we can be of help

Let’s go and learn more:

    1) Striga Weed

    2) Financing of a Dairy cow

    3) Biochar Fertilizer 

    4) Calliandra Nursery and planting

Shamba Shape Up Season 12 - Shamba Shape Up Series 12 – Episode 23: Shamba Shape Up story - Wise Woman

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So Today we want to shape up your farm differently.

Farming as all other family activities needs patience, team work, persistence and sharing of ideas.

It needs a high level of family consultation-working together towards a common success but this is not always the case, and research has shown that without family working as a team and with understanding many farming activities have ended up being quite unprofitable

We bringing you a special Shamba Shape Up today, we bring you a shamba story… Sit back watch and learn

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1-Ep 1(UG): Dairy, Soil test, Banana, Crop Rotation and Vegetables

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Today we’re in Kirangira Village, Mukono central and we’re meeting with farmer  Dorothy Nakalembe.

Dorothy’s a very experienced lady who’s been farming since 1980. She has a 3-acre farm where she grows bananas, maize and vegetables .She also has cows but she needs expert advice on them and of course for her vegetables.

This is one farmer who knows what she wants!

In this farm we are learning about:

            1. Dairy breeding, nutrition and hygiene

            2. What to plant after Clearing Banana                  plantation

            3. Soil testing on banana plantation

            4.  Vegetables transplanting and good farming practices

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1-Ep 2(UG): Soil test, Pest & Diseases, Coffee, Bananas and OFSP

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Today we’re in Bulika village in Mukono and we’re visiting farmer Olivia Kiwombeeka. A very hard-working lady and mother to 14 children. She has a 4-acre farm where she grows coffee, bananas, sweet potatoes, cassava, beans! And don’t forget the cows, the pigs, the goats, the chicken, the pigeons!!!

Where does she find the energy???

In this farm we are learning about:

     1. Soil fertility and manure drying and soil testing

     2. Pests and diseases control in Coffee plantation

     3. Bananas: Good farming practices

     4. Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1-Ep 3(UG): Cabbage, Water harvest, Soil test, Poultry hygiene & Banana

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Today we’re in Kirowoza Village, in Mukono and we’re visiting farmers Moses and Miriam Sabika and their family on their one-and-a-half-acre farm “Momisa”. 

“Momisa” for Moses and Miriam, I guess! Our farmers have four children and eight grandchildren and they all love farming.

One daughter is trying her hand at rearing rabbits; the grandchildren are taking care of the pigs  and I’m sure the twins will end up farming too. But, where does this passion come from?

In this farm we are learning about:

     1. Water harvesting and Cabbages

     2. Soil testing

     3. Poultry hygiene

     4. Bananas good farm management

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1-Ep 4(UG): Coffee, Soil testing, Cow nutrition and Bananas

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We’re in Lutego village, in Mukono and we’re here to meet with a very hard-working farmer, Daoudi Lugasa and his wife Nanfuka. 

Yes but, Nanfuka does have a shop, which got me all confused! In fact, Daoudi is the proud owner of 6 acres of land, where he grows mainly coffee and bananas, and maize and avocados he’s got cows and chicken.

Yes, but half of his land is allocated to coffee!

In this farm we are learning about:

     1. Coffee: Good farming practices and pests and diseases control

     2. Soil testing

     3. Cow nutrition

     4. Bananas good farming practices

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1-Ep 5(UG): Organic Farming, Maize & Beans, Soil testing and OFSP

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Today we’re in Namang’ang’a village, in Mukono. And we’re here to meet with Robert Ssebuyungu, the chairman of a group of 30 farmers called Balikyewunya. Robert and his wife Noeline have five children. They’re both hardworking farmers who grow maize, nakati, cassava and sweet potatoes on their two acres.

No surprises there! But wait… Robert and his group of farmers decided to go organic this year. Now that’s unusual!

In this farm we are learning about:

     1. Organic Farming

     2. Maize and beans

     3. Nakati good farm management

     4. Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1-Ep 6(UG): Coffee, OFSP, Financial Literacy and Kitchen garden

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Today we’re in Kirumba Village, Lwengo District and we’re visiting farmer Mourice Mujuni and his wife Nakavuma

Working hard together the grow a variety of crops and keep livestock but their main income comes from their coffee.

They were both teachers at a local school but after teaching for 16 years Mourice decided to quit his teaching job and concentrate on their farming activities.

In this farm we are learning about:

     1. How to improve Coffee yield through Stumping

     2. Boosting family nutrition through OFSP

     3. Financial literacy

     4. Setting up a kitchen garden

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1- Ep 7(UG): Weeding, Coffee, Chicken hygiene and Dairy Fertility

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Today we’re in Kakunyu village, Kalungu district, MASAKA and we’re visiting farmer Francis Ssemakula.

At 79 years old, Francis Ssemakula, is a treasure trove of the history of Villa Maria, Masaka. Francis has been a farmer for over 50 years, even though he has studied political science, project management and community development, in Europe, in the late 1960s. 

He has a 10-acre farm and has given an additional 6 acres to his son Innocent, who’s also a school teacher. But Innocent wants to listen in and learn from our experts. 

They both grow coffee, bananas, maize also has a cow and chicken, but he has some challenges

In this farm we are learning about:

    1. Getting rid of weeds in a coffee plantation

     2. Chicken house hygiene

     3. Chicken Vaccination

     4. Dairy Fertility

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1- Ep 8(UG): Pigs, Coffee, Passion Fruit and Financial Literacy

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We’re in Bukalasa village in Masaka and today our farmers are Juliet Nakalemba and her brother Stephen Kiseka Naboke. 

Juliet is a writer and a secretary and Stephen used to work in electronics until covid struck. The family has 6 acres of land and their father has given them four acres for their projects

Farming is in the blood of the siblings, but now they want to go commercial. They have planted 1000 coffee trees togetherJuliet wants to start a piggery and Stephen is passionate about passion fruit and has two plantations.

Juliet finances the project and Stephen manages the farm, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.

In this farm we are learning about:

     1. How to manage Young Coffee plantation

     2. How to protect pigs from swine fever

     3. Passion fruit farming

     4. Basics of bookkeeping

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 9(UG): Maize, Push & pull, Bananas, Cattle and Coffee

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

Today we’re in Kirumba village in Masaka and we’re visiting farmers Joseph Asimwe and Stephen Begumisa, very successful farmers.

Joseph used to be an accountant, but at retirement he became a full-time farmer. 

And he takes farming very seriously! He started off with 6 acres and now owns 89 acres of land and he’s still counting. Farming is a business for him!

Joseph grows coffee of course and it’s his main livelihood, he also grows bananas & beans, has planted trees, pasture for his 30 heads of cattle, 20 acres of maize which can bring him up to 50 tons in a good season

That’s when his maize is not attacked by a dreaded pest…

So, let’s first take a look at that!

In this farm we learn about: 

    1) Maize: Push and pull against Fall Army Worm

    2) Bananas: pest and diseases

    3) Spraying and deworming cattle

    4) Coffee – Pest and diseases

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 10(UG): In calf cow and hygiene, Coffee, Bananas, Goats

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

We’re in Bugana village in Masaka and we’re visiting farmer Immaculate Nalubujje

Clearly a very hard-working farmer, since she’s even constructing a new house from the proceeds of her garden and she only started commercial farming ten years ago!

Immaculate has 4 acres of land, she has intercropped coffee and banana on 3.5 acres, has 5 goats but wants many more and a cow that’s going to give birth in two months.

But does she have any challenges?

Let’s find out

In this farm we learn about:

    1) Management of in calf cow and hygiene

    2) Management of coffee

    3) Bananas management for more production

    4) Goats’ supplementation and deworming

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 11(UG):Chicken management, Coffee management & Brazil spacing

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

We’re in Kasaana village in Masaka and we’re visiting a very hard-working farmer, Mike Ssemaganda and his family, on his 20-acre farm. 

Mike has 13 children and only stopped having more when his 3-year-old twins were born. He doesn’t believe in small scale, neither with family nor with farm!

Apart from his 20 acres, our farmer has bought 80 acres of land 54kms away from his homestead, because where he lives, he can’t find such big stretches of land anymore.

We told you this farmer doesn’t believe in small scale! 

But we’re going to concentrate on this farm here, where he has two coffee plantations and 1700 chickens… 500 layers and 1200 chicks! And I’m sure he has challenges, so we’re going to look into that.

Let’s go and learn:

     1. Chicken:

           i. Housing, hygiene, spraying 

           ii. Feeding, vaccination, prevention of diseases

     2. Coffee:

           i. Old plantation management

           ii. Brazilian spacing advantages and disadvantages

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 12(UG): Coffee plantation, Cow Pasture, Pest and diseases

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

Meet 50 yrs. old Benon, he originally from bushenyi area and moved to this area in the early 1990’s. He’s been farming for the last 20 years 

Working hard he grows a variety of crops and keep livestock - but this main income comes from coffee

Benon also has some challenges with his cattle

Let’s go and learn more:

    1) Coffee Plantation management

    2) Pasture: Animal production

    3) Coffee: Pest and diseases

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 13(UG): Coffee, Maize and Beans, Finances

Meet 30yrs. old Nabulya Florence and her husband Isaac Lwanga  and their children 

The couple recently moved to their 3 and half acres piece of land in Sserinya village, Bukomansibi District.

Before the outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic, Florence ran a successful tailoring business in town and her husband dealt in retail trade. 

Following the job losses and closure of their small businesses, the couple returned to agriculture t activities to manage and survive the crisis

Let’s go and assist them.

We learn about:

    1) Coffee Plantation

    2) How to plant and the best varieties for maize and beans.

    3) Finances: To seasonal crops which will help them boost their income

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 14(UG): Coffee, Maize, Push & pull and Passion fruits

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

We’re in Walukoto village in Mayuge and we’re visiting Hussein Buyiima and his family on their farm. This is a very close-knit family!

At 54 years of age, Hussein is the proud owner of 11 acres. In addition, he also takes care of his father’s 8-acre farm.

Hussein grows many crops: coffee, cocoa, passion fruits, maize, beans and cassava tomatoes, green pepper and avocados.

His wife Hajira is exclusively in charge of the cassava and beans. The rest is on Hussein, but the crops that he really likes are coffee and passion fruit and maize is of course a must for food security, so we’ll focus on these three crops!

In this farm we are learning about:

    1) Coffee harvest + checking market prices on app.  

    2) Maize varieties

    3) Maize push and pull method against fall armyworm

    4) Passion fruit: Pests and diseases

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 15(UG): Heifer management, Tomatoes, Peppers & Banana wilt

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

The owner of this beautiful place is Alex Ochieng who’s been a full-time farmer since 1997. He’s 46 years old… can you believe it he was only 21 when he started farming! 

On his 10 acres of land, Alex grows bananas of course and Coffee too of course... we’re in Uganda, so it’s a must! 

Tomatoes and peppers and he’s got a water tank and an irrigation system for his vegetables and bananas and then cows.

On this farm we learn about:

    1) Heifer management

    2) Tomatoes production

    3) Pepper management

    4) Banana bacterial wilt

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 16(UG): Pasture & storage, Dairy AI, Poultry Housing & Management

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

This week we’re in Kasutaime village in Mayuge and we want to see what our 35-year-old farmer, Gerald Machario, is doing on his 12 acres.

Like most farms here, Gerald’s land is fragmented. He still grows sugarcane, bananas, maize and beans but it’s mainly for home consumption. 

But he now has a new project on six acres and it’s not crop: he wants to focus on kuroiler chicken, cows and pastures, is it because it’s more profitable than any other crop… I mean no coffee Gerald?

Let’s go and learn more:

           1) Chicken: 

               • Management of existing kuroilers

               • Housing spacing, feeders, drinkers + perches

           2) Pasture varieties and properties + storage

           3) Cows improving breeds and using Artificial Insemination

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 17(UG): Mango, Market, Coffee and Dairy

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

Today we are traveling to Busoga region in Kamuli district. We meet 65yrs. old farmer Kato Johnson Tibatia a retired but not tired veterinary Doctor who lives in Bukaya Village BUGEYWA PARISH.

Kato and his wife Bwza Margaret have a lot of activities going on their 30 acres farm, they have coffee, they keep livestock, and have an orchard of mangoes that sits on 11 acres.  

Let’s see how we can assist them.

On this farm we learn about:

     1) Mangoes: 

          • Fruit Flies and management 

          • Pricing and Market 

      2) Coffee: Post Harvest Management and UCDA Pricing

      3) Dairy: Improvement of breed and management

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 18(UG): Dairy cows, Bananas and Orange-Fleshed sweetpotato

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

This week we’re in Kiroba Village in Kamuli District and we are here to meet farmer Naomi Namugombe

Naomi and her husband have a couple of enterprises on their 40 acres. They have 6 cows, 25 pigs, 3 goats and they grow bananas, maize, sweet potatoes. Oh! They also grow bracharia and some fodder trees

We want to find out how they do this and what challenges they have on their Shamba. 

In this farm we learn about:

    1) DAIRY: 

          • Mastitis Causes and treatment

          • Artificial Insemination (Girolando breeds)

    2) BANANAS: Cleaning suckers and how to deal with termites

    3) OFSP: Introduction to Orange-fleshed sweetpotato and products

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 19(UG): Coffee, Maize Push & Pull, Banana and Beans

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

This week we’re in Katuba village in Iganga and we’re visiting Stephen Kakuma, a farmer and a trainer of good agronomic practices for coffee.

Stephen Kakuma is 46 years old and father of 10 children. He says he “needs” more. He has 7 acres of land on which he grows coffee (4 acres), bananas (1 acre) and maize (2 acres). He wants to increase his coffee to 7 acres so that he can go commercial. Last season he harvested about 1600kgs. Stephen has been trained by Café Africa and A2N and he is a trainer himself. But he still has challenges, especially with the black coffee twig borer. Although he knows what he has to do, the pest keeps coming back from his neighbours’ plantations. He talks to them but improvement is very slow. He also has an unknown pest that is affecting the bottom of the tree in the rainy season.

Wants to focus more on goats rather than dairy

The other challenges on his farm include the banana bacterial wilt and FAW on the maize.

He has 1 cow and three goats, but he wants to focus more on goats rather than dairy because they’re easier to keep. 

In this farm we learn about:

    1) Coffee: Pest and diseases plus raising awareness

    2) Maize Fall Army Worm Push and Pull

    3) Matoke management: Banana bacterial wilt

    4) Iron rich bean varieties

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 20(UG): chicken, Maize Push & Pull, Banana and OFSP

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

This week we’re in Namungalwe village in Iganga and we’re visiting farmer Peter Kifuse.

Peter, a teacher by career, chose a second profession for himself seven years ago: full-time farmer.

His main focus is poultry. Currently he has 700 chicks that are from Turkey. He collects 20 to 21 trays of eggs per day. Previously he had up to 5,000 birds. He says that currently the market for eggs is low, and yet the prices of concentrates keep going up. 

He has 3 separate banana plantations, that amount to 2 acres

bananas, that are then sold to the school. His main challenge is banana bacterial wilt.  

He has also set up a sweet potato project and we can introduce him to the orange fleshed sweet potato, much better in terms of health for the children. 

He also grows maize, but he said that it was attacked by caterpillars. He didn’t know what it was, but it was very likely fall armyworm. It’s an interesting subject for both Peter and the children, so we’ll do it in the form of an outdoor practical science lesson. 

In this farm we learn about:

    1) Chicken management

    2) Maize Fall Army Worm Push and Pull

    3) Matoke management banana bacterial wilt

    4) Introducing Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 21(UG): Dairy Cow, Silage, Tomato, Intercropping & Vegetables

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

This week we’re in Busei B village in Iganga and we’re visiting farmer Charles Kiwanuka and cartographer by profession.

Charles has 7 acres of land and he has 5 permanent workers.  He grows bananas and has 300 plants. He harvests about 8 bunches per week from 1 acre. He has chicken and goats. 

He has 4 cows, but they’re milking only one cow and are getting 12 litres per day. One is in calf, but we need to see how they’re preparing it for birth. He didn’t know anything about drying for example. 

He grows tomatoes on one acre and will be planting new tomatoes mid-June. They supply tomatoes and bananas to the big hotels in the area.

He has 2 acres of elephant grass for his cows, but it is the grass that has the least protein, so will see which pasture is best for livestock. 

And he’s also experimenting by intercropping sukuma wiki with peppers. 

His main challenge is a lack of enough water for irrigation in the dry seasons. 

Let’s go and learn more:

    1) Cow preparation for birth

    2) Pastures silage

    3) Tomatoes management and staking

    4) Intercropping Sukuma and peppers

Shamba Shape Uganda Season 1 - Shamba Shape Up Series 1 - Ep 22(UG): Coffee and Banana management, Maize and Sukuma Wiki

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up Uganda!

This week we’re in Kawete village in Iganga and we’re visiting Our lively farmer Paul Igulo, who is 71 years old, but he can give youngsters a run for their money when it comes to energy.  Paul has always been a farmer; it was practically decided for him from birth!

We’re here to shape up his 20-acre farm. Where he grows anything that you can plant: Coffee, maize, Cocoa, vanilla, g/nuts, bananas, cabbage, green pepper, Sukuma, eggplant, pawpaw, oranges, avocado you name it. 

In this farm we will focus on the following Item:

    1) Coffee: management (weeds, stumps)

    2) Bananas: new varieties

    3) Maize: new varieties and weeds

    4) Sukuma wiki (varieties, management)

Know Zone Standard 4 - KnowZone Std 4: August Holiday - Episode 2.

In this Holiday episode we recap Term 2 - Episode 12 & 13 on Administration and Shopping

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up Clips - Improving The Chicken House

We have a look at the proper hygiene practices when keeping chicken,

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Dermatophilosis in Cattle

How to prevent and treat this skin disease in your cattle

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Healthy Layer Hens

Advice on keeping your layer hens healthy and happy and getting a good yield

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Zero Grazing

An expert from Coopers advises on zero grazing

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Mastitis

Detecting and preventing mastitis in your dairy cow

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Solar Light

d. light tell us why solar power is so much better than kerosine lamps

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Maize for your area

SMS KEPHIS to find out the best maize variety for your area, and the benefits of fertilizer

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Storing Maize

How to correctly store maize to reduce post harvest losses

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Harvesting Rainwater

How to catch the rainwater for use in your home and shamba

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Cash Books

Cash books help you keep track of the incomings and outgoings of your household

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Mobile for maize variety

George learns that he could use his mobile phone to get information from KEPHIS about what maize variation he could plan in his area.

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Drip Irrigation

Joseph & his Friends visit Katumani Research Centre where they learn what crop variations they need to plant because they are farming in an arid area. They also learn about the drip irrigation method

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Tomatoes

Jeremiah learns the correct way of planting tomatoes

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Fake Chemicals

Arthur  learns what to look out for when buying chemical, in order to avoid getting a fake product

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Ant Hills and Protective Gear

Arthur learns how to deal with his Ant hills, BUT remember to ALWAYS wear protective gear when handling Chemicals

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Cost Breakdown of Keeping Chickens

A simple cost breakdown of keeping a flock of healthy indigenous chickens.

Shamba Shape Up - Short Clips - Shamba Shape Up clips - Maintaining Healthy Chickens

Treating your chickens with antibiotics and preventing parasitic infection. S01Ep05