Ms. Jabiri is the Managing Director and founder of GBRI Business Solutions (EATFRESH). She is a farmer committed to making agricultural production a sustainable and profitable business by empowering smallholder farmers to adapt global best practices of horticultural value chains. Ms. Jabiri comes from an accounting background with over 15 years of experience in the business. This experience and knowledge gave her the grounding to found GBRI 7 years ago. GBRI is a horticultural company specializing in growing, processing, and marketing fruits and vegetables (french beans, avocados, bananas, snow peas, sugar snap, and baby corn) in the local and export markets. GBRI exports to the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Spain, and India. The company employs 32 permanent staff with over 200 temporary workers every week when in full production, and 90% are women. To help the community around her, Ms. Jabiri has worked with more than 7000 farmers, a group of out-growers (small-scale holder farmers) in Njombe, Iringa, Kilimanjaro, and Mbeya regions. The company provides agronomic support to the farmers and teaches them to grow to produce to international standards.
Ms. Jabiri also founded Agriedo limited, an agriculture service company that offers consultation services, develops agriculture technologies across the value chain, and runs the Agriedo incubation hub supporting youth in agribusiness. Ms. Jabiri is the holder of multiple awards and nominations. She’s the recipient of the 2018 Women’s Award of Excellence in the Agribusiness Sector 2018, among winners of Invest to Impact award 2019, a finalist for EMPRETEC women in business 2020 by UNCTAD, Feed the future GroWe award 2021 for Sub Saharan Africa and Superwoman 2021. GBRI won an award as the best agribusiness company of 2021 by the Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC), and she is among the top 50 Women in Management in 2021.
Ms. Jabiri is an IVLP (International Visitors Leadership Program) alumnae, a program under the Department of State, US government. Hadija is also a member of the Strategic steering committee of the African Women Leaders Network Tanzania chapter (AWLN), leading the country’s youth pillar.