Partnership period: March 2017 – August 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: Twiga will increase the number of smallholder farmers from which it sources by 7,500.
PURPOSE: Use a mobile business-to-business (B2B) platform to connect smallholder vegetable farmers to informal urban produce markets and enhance the supply chains that link them.
APPROACH: Twiga is expanding its network of rural collection centers, where it aggregates produce from smallholder farmers, from eight centers to 33 during the program partnership. This expansion will provide a market for more farmers and offer urban vendors better, more affordable produce to sell. Twiga’s innovative B2B platform generates rich data that will further improve its processes. Twiga hopes to replicate its model in other African cities that have suboptimal supply chains for fresh produce from rural smallholder farmers.