Jamila Abass

Jamila Abass

CEO, Co-Founder and Software Developer , MFarm Ltd.

Kenya

CEO and Co-Founder of M-Farm, Jamila is helping farmers trapped in subsistence agriculture move into commercial farming by leveraging available mobile technology to provide needed real-time information and incentivise collective action. Using their mobile phones, farmers can send simple inquiries and gain access to real-time price information for specific crops in the regions in which they live. By incentivizing entrepreneurial activity and collective action, M-Farm is helping usher in a wave of commercial farming led by smallholder farmers.

Jamila was also an Ashoka fellow in 2013.