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

Welcome to shamba shape up 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 Sn 01 - Ep 13 Cow Care, Irrigation, Bees (Swahili)

We revisit the shambas to see if any of the lessons have been continued! We learn about irrigation, cow care, potatoes and honey bees. S01Ep13
Shamba Shape Up Sn 01 - Ep 13 Cow Care, Irrigation, Bees (English)

We revisit the shambas to see if any of the lessons have been continued! We learn about irrigation, cow care, potatoes and honey bees. S01Ep13
Shamba Shape Up Sn 01 - Ep 11 Cow Care, Tea Planting, Solar Power (Swahili)

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. S01Ep11
Shamba Shape Up Sn 01 - Ep 11 Cow Care, Tea Planting, Solar Power (English)

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. S01Ep11
Shamba Shape Up Sn 01 - Ep 10 Silage, Bananas, Sweet Potatoes (English)

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. S01Ep10
Shamba Shape Up Sn 01 - Ep 8 Tomatoes, Irrigation, Maize (English)

This episode looks at growing tomatoes in a greenhouse, water irrigation, treating maize before storing, solar power and insuring cattle. S01Ep08
Shamba Shape Up Sn 01 - Ep 1 Seed Varieties, Maize Treatment, Maize (Swahili)

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. S01Ep01
Shamba Shape Up clips - Maize Virus

Keeping maize healthy.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 02 - Ep 13: Farm Revisits (English)

In this episode finale, SSU revisits farms to see how the farmers are getting on.
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 10: Cow Care, Chickens, Maize (English)

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 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 5: Maize, Push-Pull, Chickens (English)

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. S02Ep05
Shamba Shape Up Sn 02 - Ep 4: Rice Growing, Potato & Maize Crops, Chickens (English)

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 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 03 - Ep 9 Cow Care, Maize Farming, Rain Harvesting (English)

We visit Risper's farm in Kisumu to learn more about cows (health, housing and feeding), maize farming, energy saving jikos & rainwater harvesting. S03Ep09
Shamba Shape Up Sn 04 - Ep 05 IR Maize, OFSP, Chickens (Swahili)

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 S04Ep05
Shamba Shape Up Sn 04 - Ep 05 IR Maize, OFSP, Chickens (English)

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 S04Ep05
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 04 - Ep 02 Groundnuts, OFSP, Maize, Chickens (Swahili)

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 Sn 04 - Ep 02 Groundnuts, OFSP, Maize, Chickens (English)

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 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 8: Newcastle Disease, Solar Light, Maize, Apples, Cow health (English)

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. S05Ep07
Shamba Shape Up Sn 5 - Ep 20: Chicken House, Maize, Maize Storage, Post Harvest Losses (English)

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. S05Ep20
Makutano Junction Clips: Maize Disease

Baraka is worried about his maize crops - its lower than expected. Albert discovers it has as disease that is killing it.
Makutano Junction Clips: Maize Stalk Borer

Maize stalk borer can cause devastation to your maize crop. S01Ep08
Shamba Shape up Clips

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 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 clips - Shelling Maize

How to shell maize - the easy way!
Shamba Shape Up clips - Storing Maize

How to correctly store maize to reduce post harvest losses
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
Makutano Junction Sn 14 - Episode 5: Outbreak

Aflatoxin. Learn the proper ways of storing your maize to avoid aflatoxin
Makutano Junction Sn 14 - Episode 4: Baby Shower

Nancy goes through a terrible time after consuming maize contaminated with aflatoxin
Shamba Shape Up Sn 6 - Ep 7: Maize, Tomatoes, French Beans (English)

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 Sn 6 - Ep 4: Cattle, Chicken, Maize Varieties (English)

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 Sn 6 - Ep 2: Maize, Chicken, Farmer Groups (English)

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 Sn 7 - Ep 20: Maize, Fertilisers, Conservation Agriculture (English)

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 Sn 7 - Ep 3: Maize, Bananas, Fertilisers (English)

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.
Mpeke Town Sn 01 - Ep 12 "Toast To The Future" (English)

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. ACCESS TO LOANS, BANKING, USE OF TRACTOR Jenny takes Esteri, Dorotia and Mercy to a tractor showroom, she tells them its time they bought a tractor themselves because they can. She is offering her land as collateral to get a loan but she needs other members to contribute, be her guarantors so that she can fully cover the Tractor price. A meeting is a called and Jenny shares her idea with them but most are reluctant since they have no money. Crescent offers to partner with her but she rejects his offer to the shock of the rest. Dorotia and Joy convince Jenny to give Crescent a chance, he is willing to help with no strings attached. Jenny decides to talk to Crescent and he is sincere that he wants to help not only her but the farmers that will benefit as well. Jenny accepts his offer to be her guarantor. INVESTMENT After seeing Jenny and Crescent together, and with knowledge that they stole the tractor idea from him, Aggrey pushes Shaka to walk away from his community service punishment and help him stop them. Shaka refuses claiming Aggrey is taking things personal, and he has been in enough trouble because of him already. Aggrey makes it clear to Shaka that he puts a roof over his head so he should decide on whose side he wants to fall onto. Shaka decides to quit and leave Aggrey’s place but Dorotia is not ready to go. Shaka is trapped when Dorotia tells him to sort it out with Aggrey because she can’t leave her investments so far, and a future is coming to the village, she wants to be part of it.
Mpeke Town Sn 01 - Ep 12 "Toast To The Future" (Luganda)

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. ACCESS TO LOANS, BANKING, USE OF TRACTOR Jenny takes Esteri, Dorotia and Mercy to a tractor showroom, she tells them its time they bought a tractor themselves because they can. She is offering her land as collateral to get a loan but she needs other members to contribute, be her guarantors so that she can fully cover the Tractor price. A meeting is a called and Jenny shares her idea with them but most are reluctant since they have no money. Crescent offers to partner with her but she rejects his offer to the shock of the rest. Dorotia and Joy convince Jenny to give Crescent a chance, he is willing to help with no strings attached. Jenny decides to talk to Crescent and he is sincere that he wants to help not only her but the farmers that will benefit as well. Jenny accepts his offer to be her guarantor. INVESTMENT After seeing Jenny and Crescent together, and with knowledge that they stole the tractor idea from him, Aggrey pushes Shaka to walk away from his community service punishment and help him stop them. Shaka refuses claiming Aggrey is taking things personal, and he has been in enough trouble because of him already. Aggrey makes it clear to Shaka that he puts a roof over his head so he should decide on whose side he wants to fall onto. Shaka decides to quit and leave Aggrey’s place but Dorotia is not ready to go. Shaka is trapped when Dorotia tells him to sort it out with Aggrey because she can’t leave her investments so far, and a future is coming to the village, she wants to be part of it.
Mpeke Town Sn 1 - Ep 1: "New Dawn" (Luganda)

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 Sn 1 - Ep 1: "New Dawn" (English)

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.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 20: Maize (English)

We have a special program on maize .
Shamba Shape Up Sn 8 - Ep 13: Dairy Fertility, Carrots, Maize Storage (English)

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 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 2: Watermelons, Green Maize, Dairy Cows (English)

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 Sn 9 - Ep 16: Maize Weeds, Pests, Aflatoxins (English)

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 Sn 9 - Ep 15: Maize Post Harvest Storage (English)

In this episode we visit farmers across East Africa to see how they handle their maize after harvest.
Shamba Shape Up Sn 9 - Ep 13: Conservation Agriculture, Maize Storage, Insurance (English)

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 Sn 9 - Ep 12: Conservation Agriculture, Maize Storage, Farm Transport (English)

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 Sn 9 - Ep 11: Green Maize, Agricultural Insurance, Bag Gardens (English)

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 Sn 9 - Ep 10: Conservation Agriculture, Tractors, Maize Storage (English)

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 Sn 9 - Ep 9: Bananas, Maize Storage, Farm Transport (English)

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 Sn 10 - Ep 20: harvest & Post-Harvest losses, Maize, M-kopa & EPC (English)

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 Sn 10 - Ep 19: Meat Processing, Avocado, Conservation Agriculture & EPC (English)

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 Sn10 - Ep 13: Top-Dressing, Certified Seeds, Cow Management ,EPC (English)

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 Sn10 - Ep 12: Trees, Pigeon peas, Top-dressing, conservation Agriculture (English)

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 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.