Shamba Chef is an innovative television and radio series on cooking and nutrition that is changing the way people cook in Kenya.  During the first season, each episode introduced audiences to a real family in Kenya and invited to watch as the family learns how to prepare more nutritious meals and tries out a new stove and/or fuel that makes cooking “quicker, safer, cleaner, and at half the cost”. The TV series aired weekly on Citizen TV, Kenya’s most popular TV station, in English and Swahili. Each episode was adapted for a weekly radio series, and audiences could subscribe to a free interactive mobile platform called iChef for to access more information, including nutritious recipes and ongoing advice on cooking. 

Shamba Chef was produced with support from the Alliance by the Mediae Company, an award-winning producer of entertaining and educational media that promote changes in knowledge, attitudes, and practices amongst East African audiences. Mediae produces a number of other popular shows in Kenya, including East Africa’s leading agricultural TV program, Shamba Shape Up, which is now in its 7th season and reaches up to 3 million viewers weekly. Features on clean cooking were featured in 10 episodes of Shamba Shape Up

13 episodes of Shamba Chef and 10 episodes of Shamba Shape Up featured segments on clean cookstoves, with an estimated reach of up to 5 million households weekly.
Season 1 Shamba Chef episodes were adapted for radio, which aired weekly on one of Kenya's leading national radio stations.
iChef, an interactive mobile platform, provides users with information and advice on clean cookstoves. Users can use iChef to call a trained representative to receive additional information.
Leaflets with information on each episode with a featured clean cookstove were sent to audience members upon request.

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