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.
According to the 2014 Global Hunger Index report, 805 million people were chronically undernourished between 2012 and 2014 across the globe; however, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa suffer most when compared to the rest of the world. What is more, undernourishment is often paired with hidden hunger or high micronutrient deficiencies that deplete overall health, […]
The processing sector inevitably influences the sectors it surrounds. When agro-processing is left unaccounted for in the larger agricultural system, the result impacts post-harvest loss, job opportunities, market underdevelopment, and ultimately, the local economy. The general consensus, as shown below, is that the key to resolving many of these systemic challenges is through investment in […]
Straight out of college from the University of North Texas, Alicia Miller moved to Denver to begin her career raising capital for commercial real estate investments. Working in multiple positions in the finance industry over the course of several years, Alicia was introduced to Richard Lackey and the World Food Bank and eventually decided to […]
One of the fundamental goals in developing improved rural transportation systems in Sub-Saharan Africa is to create a link between smallholder farmers and major urban areas and their markets across the globe. Farmers who have access to transport are likely to have increases in crop production because they are able to easily purchase inputs. In […]