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

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up 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
NRT: Soil (Samburu)

This cartoon will reveal the importance of soil for a number of reasons. From planting to small insects.
NRT: Soil (Swahili)

This cartoon will reveal the importance of soil for a number of reasons. From planting to small insects.
NRT: Soil (English)

This cartoon will reveal the importance of soil for a number of reasons. From planting to small insects.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 8: Crop rotation, Soil test, Water harvesting , Forages, Trees (English)

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up. 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 Sn 11 - Ep 8: Crop rotation, Soil test, Water harvesting , Forages, Trees (Swahili)

Welcome to Shamba Shape Up. 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 Sn 11 - Ep 7:Soil test,Avocado, Napier grass, Solar Power Irrigation System(Swahili)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 7:Soil test,Avocado, Napier grass, Solar Power Irrigation System(English)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 5: Soil Testing, Potatoes, Insurance, Silage, Napier & Avocado (English)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 5: Soil Testing, Potatoes, Insurance, Silage, Napier & Avocado (Swahili)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 4: Soil Testing, PATG water tank, Pest&diseases, EPC & Nutrition(Swahili)

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 get to learn about: 1. Soil testing ➢ We find out why it’s important to do a soil test 2. PATG water tank (Drip Irrigation) ➢ How to get a water tank from M-KOPA to help with irrigation 3. Pest and diseases ➢ How to combat pest and diseases in your crops 4. Electric pressure cooker ➢ Find out about Electric Pressure Cookers 5. Nutrition ➢ What kind of food should babies eat for a nutritious diet?
Shamba Shape Up Sn 11 - Ep 4: Soil Testing, PATG water tank, Pest&diseases, EPC & Nutrition(English)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 3: Forage production, Soil Test, Push-Pull & Avocado Irrigation(Swahili)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 3: Forage production, Soil Test, Push-Pull & Avocado Irrigation(English)

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 clips - Why Do a Soil Test?

What are the reasons for testing your soil?
Shamba Shape Up clips - Improved Soil

How to get better soil.
Shamba Shape Up clips - Reading a Soil Test

How to correctly read a soil test.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 02 - Ep 12: Climate Change, Zero- Grazing, Push-Pull (English)

A 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 Sn 02 - Ep 7: Cow Care, Push-Pull, Soil Testing (Swahili)

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 Sn 02 - Ep 7: Cow Care, Push-Pull, Soil Testing (English)

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 Sn 02 - Ep 6: Cow Care, Soil Testing, Banking (Swahili)

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 Sn 02 - Ep 6: Cow Care, Soil Testing, Banking (English)

John from Rongai gets help getting his cows free from disease such mastitis, flees and ticks. His soil is tested for minerals and the team go to agricultural show to learn about banking.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 02 - Ep 3: Maize & Beans, Goat & Cow Care, Solar Power (English)

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 Sn 02 - Ep 2: Soil Testing, Kale, Jikos (Swahili)

We visit Reginah's shamba to help her improve her soil quality by testing it and using the correct fertilizers. She gets help planting her new Kale crop, and learn about a new type of jiko.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 02 - Ep 2: Soil Testing, Kale, Jikos (English)

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 Sn 03 - Ep 5 Grain Groups, Animal Housing, KCB Banking (Swahili)

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. S03Ep05
Shamba Shape Up Sn 03 - Ep 5 Grain Groups, Animal Housing, KCB Banking (English)

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. S03Ep05
Shamba Shape Up Sn 03 - Ep 2 Coffee Planting, Chickens, Bee Keeping (Swahili)

Lucy and James' Farm in Kabatini Nakuru. Coffee planting, bee keeping, chickens, jikos and soil erosion are all discussed. S03Ep02
Shamba Shape Up Sn 03 - Ep 2 Coffee Planting, Chickens, Bee Keeping (English)

Lucy and James' Farm in Kabatini Nakuru. Coffee planting, bee keeping, chickens, jikos and soil erosion. S03Ep02
Shamba Shape Up Sn 04 - Ep 13 Recap: OFSP, Chickens, Pests & Diseases (English)

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. S04Ep13
Shamba Shape Up Sn 04 - Ep 11 East Coast Fever, Planting Trees, Sorghum (Swahili)

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 Sn 04 - Ep 11 East Coast Fever, Planting Trees, Sorghum (English)

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 Sn 04 - Ep 08 Cows, Tomatoes, Fertilisers (Swahili)

SSU visits Machakos to meet Ceclilia and Philip who are in need of help with their cows, who need the ECF vaccine, the sorghum fields, planting fodder trees and joining a farmers group.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 04 - Ep 08 Cows, Tomatoes, Fertilisers (English)

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. S04Ep08
Shamba Shape Up Sn 04 - Ep 03 Maize, Cows, OFSP (Swahili)

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 Sn 04 - Ep 03 Maize, Cows, OFSP (English)

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 Sn 5 - Ep 2: Chickens, Post-Harvest Losses, Cows (Swahili)

We are on Christina's farm in Nambala, Tanzania to learn more about keeping chickens, minimising post harvest losses, keeping dairy cows and doing a soil test. S05Ep02
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 2: Chickens, Post-Harvest Losses, Cows (English)

We are on Christina's farm, in Nambala in Uganda where we are learning about keeping chickens, minimising post-harvest losses, dairy cows, planting crops & doing a soil test.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 3: Viazi Power, Cows, Nutrition (Swahili)

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. S05Ep03
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 3: Viazi Power, Cows, Nutrition (English)

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 Sn 5 - Ep 4: MLND Maize, Chicken, beans, sunflowers and soil testing (Swahili)

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. S05Ep04
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 4: MLND Maize, Chicken, beans, sunflowers and soil testing (English)

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. S05Ep04
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 10:Chickens,Horticulture,Soil Erosion,Solar,indigenous Vegetables(Swahili)

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 S05Ep08
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 10:Chickens,Horticulture,Soil Erosion,Solar,indigenous Vegetables(English)

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 S05Ep10
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 13: Fodder, Chicken vaccination, Soil test, Resistant crops (Swahili)

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. S05Ep13
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 13: Fodder, Chicken vaccination, Soil test, Resistant crops (English)

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. S05Ep13
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 14: Tissue Culture Banana, Soil Test, Farmer Groups, Dairy Cows (Swahili)

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. S05Ep14
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 14: Tissue Culture Banana, Soil Test, Farmer Groups, Dairy Cows (English)

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. S05Ep14
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 15: Chicken, Potatoes, Financial Literacy, Soil test, Chemicals (Swahili)

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. S05Ep15
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 15: Chicken, Potatoes, Financial Literacy, Soil test, Chemicals (English)

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. S05Ep15
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 17: Soil test, Tomatoes, Dairy, Pest & disease, Kitchen garden (Swahili)

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. S05Ep17
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 17: Soil test, Tomatoes, Dairy, Pest & disease, Kitchen garden (English)

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. S05Ep17
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 21: Apples, Tissue Culture Banana, Dairy Cows, Soil test (Swahili)

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. S05Ep21
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 21: Apples, Tissue Culture Banana, Dairy Cows, Soil test (English)

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. S05Ep21
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 23: Soil test, Solar lights, Chicken, Dairy Cows, Internet (English)

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. S05Ep23
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 24: Soil test, Chicken, Records, Post Harvest Losses, Phones (Swahili)

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. S05Ep24
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 24: Soil test, Chicken, Records, Post Harvest Losses, Phones (English)

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. S05Ep24
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 25: Rice, Broiler Chicken, Milk Production, Soil test (Swahili)

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. S05Ep25
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 25: Rice, Broiler Chicken, Milk Production, Soil test (English)

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. S05Ep25
Makutano Junction - Crop Rotation

The community learns the importance of rotating crops to stop disease and keep soil healthy.
Shamba Shape Up clips - Soil Testing and Fertiliser

Benefits of soil testing and info on fertiliser
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 Sn 6 - Ep 24: Cows, Soil Testing, Supplements (Swahili)

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 Sn 6 - Ep 24: Cows, Soil Testing, Supplements (English)

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 Sn 7 - Ep 10: Soil Test, Silage Making, Farm Transport (English)

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 Sn 7 - Ep 10: Soil Test, Silage Making, Farm Transport (Swahili)

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 Sn 8 - Ep 15: Post-Harvest Storage, Dairy Cows, Farm Transport (Swahili)

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 Sn 8 - Ep 15: Post-Harvest Storage, Dairy Cows, Farm Transport (English)

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 Sn 8 - Ep 11: Soil Health, Dairy Calf, Maize Storage (Swahili)

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 Sn 8 - Ep 11: Soil Health, Dairy Calf, Maize Storage (English)

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 Sn 8 - Ep 1: Pigs, Soil testing, Certified Seeds (Swahili)

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 Sn 8 - Ep 1: Pigs, Soil testing, Certified Seeds (English)

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 Sn 10 - Ep 15: Climate Change, Soil test, Tomato, Rain harvesting (Swahili)

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 work on your farm & taking a nutritious meal as you work on your farm, as well learn about bag garden.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 15: Climate Change, Soil test, Tomato, Rain harvesting (English)

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 work on your farm & taking a nutritious meal as you work on your farm, as well learn about bag garden.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 10 - Ep 2: GreenHouse, Soil, Intercropping and Cookstove (Swahili)

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 Sn 10 - Ep 2: GreenHouse, Soil, Intercropping and Cookstove (English)

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 Sn 10 - Ep 1: Climate Change (Swahili)

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 Sn 10 - Ep 1: Climate Change (English)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 2: Soil Test, Rain harvesting, Avocado, Brachiaria & Insurance(Swahili)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 2: Soil Test, Rain harvesting, Avocado, Brachiaria & Insurance (English)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 1: Soil Test, Intercropping, Forage and Solar Irrigation System (Swahili)

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 Sn 11 - Ep 1: Soil Test, Intercropping, Forage and Solar Irrigation System (English)

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.