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.
Our CEO Richard Lackey recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he spent two days this month attending his first meetings as an official member of BIFAD (the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development). Richard was recently appointed to serve as a member of BIFAD by President Donald J. Trump. As a member of this […]
Broadly, mechanization takes shape in the simplicity of a sickle used by hand or the complexity of a motorized tractor. Both make agricultural labor easier, increase yields, and ultimately improve the quality of crops; but even more, mechanization in the form of the latter, offers a catalyst for sustainable farming for smallholder farmers who will […]
Thanks to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the release of this new report, “Soil Pollution: A Hidden Reality“. This report details how soil contamination is affecting our food and putting our health at risk. Cultivating healthy soils is key to ensuring that our world’s food systems thrive, and soil […]
Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life By Amy E. Herman Visual Intelligence sheds a new light on the way we look at the world around us and gives practical application for employing the author’s methods to improve the way we interpret and communicate. Amy Herman has a background that is uniquely suited to educate in this interesting […]