So I just found out about this program called Shamba (small farm) shape up. I watched it and found it quite interesting and educative and really enjoyed it. So I figured I’d let you all know about it. It’s aimed at East African rural farmers, however I think every farmer can learn a few things from the show regardless of where you are. They have 4 series already….can’t believe I just found out about it. It’s good stuff I tell ya! Take time out to watch a few episodes…
So a brief description from their website http://www.shambashapeup.com/
Shamba Shape Up is the third “edu-tainment” production created by Mediae, and the first of its kind in Kenya. Aimed at East Africa’s rapidly growing rural audience, the make over style TV show aims to give both farmer and audience the tools they need to improve productivity and income on their farms.
The Shape Up team visit a different farm each week in a different area of the country. The team involve the film crew and a number of experts from partner organisations who specialize in the topics to be covered in the episode.
The core of the series tackles issues surrounding livestock, poultry, crops and soil fertility. Other relevant topics such as financial planning, solar power and harvesting rainwater are also included depending on the needs of the farmer in the episode.
Typically the film crew spend 4 days with one household, allowing enough time to build any improvement structures and invite the experts in to advise. These experts include veterinarians, soil analysts and specific crop specialists from partnering companies in Kenya.
Happy watching and please let me know what you think.
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