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At the World Food Bank, our mission is to revolutionize the world’s agricultural systems through an innovative investment platform that empowers stakeholders across sectors and creates efficiencies in food production and finance. Using extended shelf-life foods as our core asset, the World Food Bank leverages a standardized trading market and operates much like a bank. Our dried food products are held in reserve in a network of strategic locations around the globe and are available for purchase when and where food is needed to normalize volatility in local food markets that are facing shortages due to market inefficiencies, environmental issues, or humanitarian crises.
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Over the last two decades, private-public partnerships (PPPs) have become an increasing source of hope and interest in the development of sub-Saharan Africa. According to FAO, the rationale behind PPPs is that the private sector can aid public markets in which the government has failed. In agriculture, this scope is understood to include socio-economic […]
At the World Food Bank, we are proud to work with inspired investors who put their investments to work for both financial and social gains and who believe that impact investments are the best and most sustainable way to make change in the world. DID YOU KNOW? One way that investors can maximize the social […]
According to AgriFin, approximately “$11 billion of investments are needed each year to achieve the desired expansion of agricultural output” in Sub-Saharan Africa, but repeatedly, sources express that financial support is nearly absent in the African agriculture sector. As the World Bank Group explains, “commercial banks and financial institutions have been reluctant to finance agribusiness […]
This month, we’re pleased to introduce you to another one of our Uganda outgrowers, John Tuhamize. John currently resides on his family land, a 1.4 acreage near the World Food Bank’s Mbarara Farm. He is married to his wife Hope and together they have five children, who are all grown. John’s main livelihood has been […]