Banana deal promises bright future for farmers

Arusha. A Kilimanjaro-based Mackjaro yesterday became the first beneficiary of the newfound banana trading partnership between farmers and export-oriented buyers.Kenya-based Twiga Foods, which distributes 100 tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables across Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu daily, has already promised to start buying at least eight tonnes of raw bananas through the Kilimanjaro-based firm.This […]

Fast Company – Twiga Foods

Kenya based Twiga foods, founded in 2014, works to connect farmers with vendors to allow for food to be sourced and delivered across Kenya. With a team of more than 400, this business-to-business marketplace is mobile based, and raised $10 million in 2018. Through their mobile platform, farmers can post produce that vendors can then […]

Twiga Foods upgrades platform to allow longer online trading hours

Technology food distribution platform Twiga Foods is upgrading its vendor platform to allow members to open multiple shops under one account and extend the hours they can actively trade. Twiga said that vendors will also get access to business support via loans and insurance, more products as well as earn cash back when they shop […]

Peter Njonjo wants to change the way food moves in Africa

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments, and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Peter Njonjo started his first business in high school. He noticed a problem; the school canteen was too far from the dormitories.  Every day, he and his classmates made the tiresome […]

Twiga Foods diversifies to rice supplies on demand

Agri-tech company Twiga Foods is diversifying into rice distribution as demand rises among retailers. The start-up, which currently supplies fruits, cooking oil and snacks through a mobile-based platform has added Soko Yetu rice brand to its portfolio, with a 25 kilo retailing at Sh1,970. This comes at a time when Kenya’s national rice consumption is […]

Twiga Foods East Africa appoints Yebeltal Getachew as CEO

The board of B2B e-commerce company Twiga Foods East Africa has appointed Yebeltal Getachew as CEO effective May 3 2021. Getachew will lead the commercial growth and expansion of Twiga’s business in Kenya and across the borders into the wider East Africa market, in line with the strategic goals of the company.  A true East African […]

Kenya’s Twiga raises $50M to scale food solutions across Africa

Years ago, Americans spent most of their disposable income on food but consistent investment in retail infrastructure has changed that. Now, they only spend 6% of their household income on food and beverages. Africa still battles with this and it is not hard to see why. The continent’s retail markets are highly fragmented and mostly made up […]

Twiga Foods Raises KSh 5.5 Billion to Fund Expansion Drive in Africa

Twiga Foods, a Kenyan agri-tech firm, has announced a US$50 Million (KSh 5.5 Billion) Series C round to scale its efforts in Kenya and other neighbouring countries. It targets to move into other markets such as DRC, Congo, Ghana, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire as it plans even bigger funding in 2022. The firm has been […]

Kenya’s Twiga Raises $50M Series C

By Lynda Kiernan-Stone, Global AgInvesting Media Twiga is a Kenyan agtech startup that uses mobile technology to align supply and demand in Africa’s large but fragmented fruit and vegetable markets. In 2019, the company had its eye toward a pan African expansion by Q3 2020, however, like in so many cases, COVID-19 had other plans. […]