Kenyan agri-tech startup Taimba secures funding to expand operations

KENYA – B2B agri-tech startup Taimba, which operates a mobile-based cashless platform connecting rural smallholder farmers to urban retailers, has accessed US$277,000 in funding through a partnership with Enviu and the DOEN Foundation. Taimba sources agricultural products directly from farmers and delivers directly to informal greengrocers, schools, hospitals and restaurants within Nairobi, removing the middlemen and shrinking the agricultural value chain. It currently has over 2,000 farmers in its portfolio and engages with 15 farmer savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOs) selling produce such as potatoes, tomatoes, cabbages and carrots on…

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