New TruTrade Digital Advisory Service Supporting Ugandan Farmers Through COVID-19

A new TruTrade digital advisory service is supporting smallholder farmers to improve productivity and the quality of produce. Launched in April  this year, Agri-Advice provides farmers with targeted and timely SMS messages on good agricultural practices, as well as digital content on production and post-harvest handling to meet buyer specifications. … Read More

$100k payout for farmers despite COVID-19

Despite the market disruptions caused by COVID-19 throughout Africa, TruTrade is busy maintaining smallholder farmer supply chains, paying farmers nearly $100,000 in recent weeks via mobile money for their crops. Digital solutions are now increasingly important in protecting agricultural livelihoods and food chains in Africa. In terms of market linkage, TT’s … Read More

TruTrade Doubles Impact In 2019

 TruTrade, the innovative sourcing and trading initiative for Africa’s smallholder farmers, doubled its trading volumes in 2019 over the previous year. “We’ve experienced continued growth in both the Kenyan and Ugandan markets,” said CEO Jenny Rafanomezana. “And we’re confident that we’ll see further strong growth in 2020, with significant new … Read More

TruTrade recognized as a “Best For The World” top B Corp

TruTrade has been a named a Certified B Corporation Best For The World honoree, ranking in the top 10% of all B Corps across the impact areas of the environment, workforce, local communities, suppliers, customers, and corporate governance. “I am really proud to see TruTrade recognized among the top 10% … Read More

TruTrade Wins Prestigious Award

TruTrade Award

TruTrade won a prestigious international award that celebrates innovation to tackle real-world problems, in Russia this week. Following live pitches to international judges in both Dubai and Cambridge, ‘TruTrade’ was chosen as the winner of the ‘Award For Global Prosperity’ in the Rural Transformation and Zero Hunger category, together with … Read More

TruTrade Nominated for Prestigious Index Award

TruTrade - Checking Weight

TruTrade has been shortlisted for a global award for innovation. Our trading platform is amongst the projects and ideas that have been selected for the 2019 finals of the prestigious Index Project Awards, staged in Denmark since 2005, to celebrate and reward designs that improve life. TruTrade will join over … Read More

Two Innovation Challenges For TruTrade

Innovation Challenge

TruTrade has been selected by the World Bank Disruptive Agricultural Technology Challenge in Kenya. This sees the Kenyan-based innovation as one of the first cohort of innovators to receive performance rewards, acceleration funding and mentoring to scale up. The award is made is under the One Million Farmer Initiative spearheaded … Read More

TruTrade receives Innovation in Development Award

TruTrade was selected as the 2018 winner of the Dochas Innovation in Development award at a ceremony in Dublin, Ireland in early December. The social enterprise was selected ahead of a number of other strong contenders for the prize, awarded by Dochas, which is the representative organization for Irish non-governmental … Read More

B Corporation Certification For TruTrade

B Corp Certification Logo

TruTrade are delighted to have been recently certified as a B Corporation, part of the first East Africa cohort. This is valued recognition that we are a ‘business for good’ – something that we strive for every day as we support smallholder farmers with a reliable route to market, and … Read More

Cassava enhances food security and income in Kenya

Cassava farmers in Kenya

Cassava farmers in Dokomi Village in Busia Sub-county, Kenya are reaping the benefits of their produce thanks to TruTrade’s market linkage service.  . Mildred Achieng, a mother of two is one such farmer. “I have been able to rent a piece of land and expand my cassava plantation,” says Mildred. … Read More