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e-Commerce Supply Chain

Tanzanian agri-tech startup East Africa Fruits hopes to scale into new verticals

East Africa Fruits, after bagging a $3.1 million investment that comprises both equity and debt capital, has witnessed tremendous growth in its farm-to-market sector B2B e-commerce platform. The company aggregates demand and deliver a wide range of fresh produce directly from farms to retailers, wholesalers, local vendors, restaurants and cafés, hotels and exporters. Founded by […]

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Food and Agribusiness

Why African entrepreneurs are not investing in fruit drying?

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many fruit crops. However, every year large volumes of this fruit go to waste: those that vendors are unable to sell are left to rot in the street while some are never even harvested. Yet, there is a large international market for dried fruit, particularly as consumers worldwide adopt healthier […]