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Jamila Abass BCS

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

Kenya · Class of 2015

Jamila was recently named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders from Africa. Prior to the YGL initiative, Jamila was CEO and Co-Founder of M-Farm, seeking to help 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 helped usher in a wave of commercial farming led by smallholder farmers. Jamila is a 2013 Ashoka fellow.