‘Extreme Makeover’ for farms: Shamba Shape-Up Kenyan TV show provides new outlook to farmer education

A new Kenyan reality TV show, Shamba Shape-Up, takes a fresh approach to agricultural extension and farmer education by adapting the ‘Extreme Makeover’ concept to a typical Kenyan smallholder farm. Read more about the making of the show in this article from the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog.

Below is the first episode of the show. You can view the other episodes (in English and Kiswahili) at this web page: http://www.youtube.com/user/africaknowledgezone/feed

NOTE: If you need any information about Shamba Shape Up or anything featured on the show, please contact the producers with your query. Their email address is shambashapeup@mediae.org. I am not involved in the production of the show. I just wrote this blog post because it was an interesting story.

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29 thoughts on “‘Extreme Makeover’ for farms: Shamba Shape-Up Kenyan TV show provides new outlook to farmer education

  1. Mimi ni mwalimu wa Sekondary. Nimekuwa nikifuatilia mafundisho yenu via TV nimefaidika hasa na ufugaji wa ng’ombe wa maziwa na kuku wa mayai. Natamani kupata mafunzo yenu au hata semina fupi wandg. Mimi ni kijana na wazaz wangu ni wakulima na wamenisomesha kwa kutumia mifugo na mazao. Natamani pamoja kazi ya kufundisha niweze kujikita kwa ufugaji wa ng’ombe wa maziwa na kuku. Natama mnipatie mwaliko nifike kuona watu mliowahi kuwapa mafunzo na kujifunza kwenu. Thank you and God bless you.

    1. Hi Gertrude. Please email the producers of Shamba Shape Up directly on shambashapeup@mediae.org. I’m not connected with the organization that produces the Shamba Shape Up show; I merely blogged about it to share information about it. I’m sure they will be glad to hear from you!

  2. This a very educative programme that yu hav embarked on and i truely believe it will go along way in eradicating poverty in our country.

    Get me the material and in a way i want to petsonally get involved in practical way of assisting my people down in my village khwirale back in Busia County.

    Norbert Omanyo Wabwire

  3. You are doing a good job. I watch yor show and I feel my mother need your advice. She is a small scale farmer. She keeps pigs and dairy cows. She lives in Limuru, Ndeiya location Thigio sub-location. Pls let me know the proceedure. Thanks in advance.

  4. i want to learn more on planting maize and procedures from makimg of terraces to type of soil and to last thing and my shamba is in taita i am ruth

      1. Thank you so much for the good work you do. I guess most communities in kenya have benefited a lot from your professional advice.Please I yearn to begin a aquaculture;it could perhaps be better if you advise me on how best I can start off. God bless.
        Ogwang David.(Ug)

  5. nakipenda xana kipindi chenu chenye kuelimisha na kupanua ukulima nchini kenya kwaupande wote wawazee na vijana,kupitia kipindi chenu kwa kutuzama kwa runinga ya citizen nikiwa mjini Kampala Uganda nimeweza kuanzisha ufugaji wa kuku,turkey,goose na bata nyumbani kwetu kijijini butere Kenya county ya kakamega mifugo pia kama kondoo na ngombe ninao kidogo ila tu c na ujuzi kamili kwa hio mimi ufanya tu,na basi ningependa kuwa sihii kama mnaweza nitembelea ilinijifunze mengi na hata muniinue kwa kuni jengea makao bora ya hawa ndege na wanyama ilihata mimi niweze kuwasaaidia vijana wengi wenzangu wanaotegemea tu ajira mijini nitashkuru xana asanteni..

  6. Hi shamba shapers,
    Thank you for good work you doing to help improve farm productions am in a process of setting up dairy n chicken farm in kinangop n am getting challenged by the feeds I can plant n grow within the shortage time possible and chicken house due to cold weather am fearing it going to affect productions n wonder if you can advise on this problems.
    You can reach me on +19737044157 and I can connect you with my care taker.
    Merry x mass

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