Dar es Salaam, Lagos and Addis Ababa could be the next stop for a Kenyan fresh-produce distribution platform in its quest to disrupt food-supply chains in Africa. Twiga Foods aggregates farm produce and distributes it to vendors at street corners or market stalls in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, through a cellphone-based supply platform. In the country's fragmented retail market, where 90% of food is sold through informal outlets, the tech start-up is trying to create efficiency to lower food prices. "A banana in a Nairobi supermarket costs more than a banana in London, while the average income of a consumer in the UK is 30 times that in Kenya," said Peter Njonjo, Twiga's co-founder. "This is true for many African cities, and our vision is to leverage technology and organise a more efficient value chain that lowers food prices." Many Kenyans in Nairobi spent an average of 45% of their disposable income on food, Njonjo said, and many African cities faced similar challenges. "If it wor...

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