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.
From soil to irrigation, from harvest to transport, from storage to financing, the World Food Bank seeks to integrate all sectors within our global agriculture systems and create a balanced and mutually-beneficial ecosystem that lifts small holder farmers out of poverty and allows for the efficient distribution of food to those who need it. Learn more about our Ecosystem Benefits for producers, consumers, resellers, financial institutions, and more.
INVESTMENTS FOR FINANCIAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Investing in the World Food Bank’s innovative and collaborative platform not only provides great financial returns, it gives investors the opportunity to be part of the growing solution to create stability for small holder farmers and global economies.
The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform explains that sustainable agriculture “is the efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed species.” Collectively, these goals are […]
This week, our CEO Richard Lackey was invited to speak at the Devex World Conference on the topic of New Funding Models for global food systems. He presented on the topic of Scaling Agricultural Value Chains with Innovative Financing Models, speaking specifically about WFB’s approach to ending hunger by applying an integrative “Hub & Spoke” […]
In Sub-Saharan Africa, irrigation is severely underutilized, with estimates showing that only 4 percent of land in the region is under irrigation. At the World Food Bank, one of our main goals is to help farmers increase their farming outputs, their incomes, and their overall quality of life. Irrigation, in and of itself, is a […]
Recently, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released a report titled, “The Financial Performance of Impact Investing through Private Debt,” which finds that private debt currently makes up the largest asset class in impact investing, according to Forbes Magazine. A summary of the report’s findings state: “The Financial Performance of Impact Investing Through Private Debt […]