Agricultural Value Chain Coordination
At The World Food Bank, we work to revolutionize global food systems by addressing 12 key agricultural sectors in tandem. Our model was born from the knowledge that we will only end hunger on the planet by making systematic change to the way our world’s agricultural systems are governed that touches on all parts of the value chain.
Through our model, we start by providing farmers access to inputs like quality seed and end by ensuring connection points to global markets and financing. Throughout this process, we work to integrate partners from private and public sectors, creating the stability and sustainability needed for real change.
Government Buy-In and Participation:
Advisory Board, Coordinating Agencies, Policy Making, Financial Commitment.
Identify and leverage synergies with facilities, agencies, systems and resources.
Analysis, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Assess training needs, identify methods of instruction, develop training materials, measure the effectiveness of instructional methods.
Direct implementation, coordinated metrics and shared missions.
Facilitate Implementation and Integration.
Payment systems, analysis tools, planting, harvesting, irrigation, monitoring and management.
Build free market solutions to promote job and income growth.
Empower growth and success in local markets, seek partnerships, and provide mentoring.
Integrated Funding Model:
Coordinated commitments of Governments with Development Banks and Institutions.
Support direct and indirect financing of key sectors.
Monitoring, Traceability, Accountability, Quality Assurance and Coordination.
Monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of systems that address risk, deliver outputs, integrate technology and measure metrics.
Support health nutrient soil.
Enhance productivity with corrective measures..
Improve the timely removal of weeds.
Decrease the loss between production and harvest.
Expand the manufacturing of quality food products.
Extend access to agriculture coverage.
Provide dependable hybrids for higher yields.
Address the unpredictable rainfall.
Minimize the pesticide risks in agriculture operations.
Boost the efficiencies and reliability.
Maintain standards and increase marketable surplus.
Support farmers’ financial resiliency.
Hub & Spoke Model
Through our Hub & Spoke Model, we create innovative farming “Hubs” throughout East Africa, which are operated by professional farm managers who are using the best inputs, technology, and post-harvest processes, addressing all parts of the agricultural value chain. The “Hub” model is then extended out to surrounding farmer coops and agricultural groups, who access the same inputs from the Hub, as well as training.
From these models, we provide Impact Investment Opportunities in systematic, value-chain-based systems that are transforming small-scale agriculture into scalable enterprises, creating benefits for farmers, investors, and global food systems.
Hub & Spoke Model
Provide Impact Investment Opportunities in systematic value-chain-based models transforming small-scale agriculture to scalable enterprises, creating benefits for farmers, investors, and global food systems.
Demonstrated scalability in an environment where farmers have little access to information, training and minimal purchasing power. WFB PPP platform integrates all sectors from farmers to NGO’s to Governments to Private Sector companies.
REPLICABLE ACROSS AFRICA
Model has demonstrated relevance and applicability to countries across Africa, as WFB creates model farms that will be replicated to serve smallholder farmers that could eventually produce -80% of Africa’s food supply just from our East African countries. The ability to scale into Western and Southern Regions as those countries adopt the model.
WFB Hub & Spoke Model Farm
Currently, WFB operates a 300-acre model processing farm in Mbarara, Uganda. Some highlights from our farm site include:
- Demonstration of a collaborative model, working with Makerere University to provide and utilize new seed sources and organic fertilizers;
- Farm distributes seed to outgrowers and government;
- Forecast 50% higher yields at Mbarara due to our quality assurance and testing;
- Guarantee off-take and market linkage using long-term technology;
- Address inefficiencies through the value chain, including soil, seed, fertilizer, irrigation, herbicide, pesticide, harvest, transport, processing, storage, insurance and financing.