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Feeding the World More Efficiently
We drive systemic change to global food systems in order to get nutritious food to those who need it faster.Watch our video to learn more
Investing for Social Impact
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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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Our TEDxWilmington Talk
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.
This month, we sat down with our founder and CEO, Richard Lackey, to talk about the role that blended finance plays in emerging markets. Can blended finance be part of the solution in getting more finance to where it is needed most? Absolutely. In fact, to build systematic solutions like we propose, the likelihood is […]
For International Women’s History Month, we asked our President, Scott Brown, a few questions about the issues surrounding women in agriculture in East Africa, and what World Food Bank is doing to address those issues. This is a great insight as to why impact-driven businesses are so important, and we are proud to partner with […]
Earlier this month we had the opportunity to talk with Christy van Beek, Chief Agronomist at AgroCares and Director of the SoilCares Foundation, about the importance of using soil-scanning technology in emerging market countries like Uganda. She gave some incredible insights on why giving farmers access to real-time information on their soil is crucial to […]
Some business models work well and lead both fresh and tenured entrepreneurs to success. However, there are also business models that simply do not work despite time, effort, or commitment. Statistically, risks are much higher for startup companies. Harvard Business School professor, Shikhar Ghosh, says that 3 of 4 startup companies fail—that is 75 percent—and […]