In 2010, Jamila left her job at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI/University of Washington) where she worked as a Medical Records Systems developer to co-found M-Farm.
M-Farm helps farmers trapped in subsistence agriculture to 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 ushering in a wave of commercial farming led by smallholder farmers. Jamila was also an Ashoka fellow in 2013.
Jamila strives to empower people, especially women, with the knowledge to unleash their potential and drive growth in the East African IT sector.