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.
While the word “harvest”often connotes images of bounty and plentiful supplies of food, the reality is that in places like Sub-Saharan Africa yields taken in during the initial harvest of crops are typically not representative of the amount of food that will actually make it into the markets and, subsequently, the dinner tables of those […]
As a physician, Dr. Joseph Ojwang has always been ambitious around his passion for health and medicine. But after losing both of his grandparents to liver disease, he felt a different kind drive – one that was aimed at understanding exactly what was causing this complicated and ruthless disorder that had killed not just his […]
Henry Kaliisa is no stranger to tough situations. As head of AgroDynamics, Ltd., Henry’s job is to connect smallholder farmers to commodities buyers, helping farmers to find buyers for their crops, establish fair prices, and negotiate the transfer of goods once harvested. “We work on contract farming with thousands of smallholder farmers and large, commercial […]
Nine days after planting the seeds at our farm in Uganda this spring, our team on the ground, led by our farm managers Daniel Murunga and Dan Kilimani, headed out into the field to inspect the germination process. At an initial glance, the team saw something troubling. Some of the seeds appeared to be showing […]