With our roots in the Netherlands and Food & Agri, Rabobank is an international financial services provider with activities in 40 countries in the field of retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, leasing and real estate. Measured by Tier 1 capital, Rabobank Group is one of the world's largest financial institutions with high credit ratings by all rating agencies. As an industry leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG), Rabobank is ranked as an ESG Leader by Sustainalytics, placing Rabobank in the top-5% of its industry peers.
Our mission is "Growing a Better World Together". With our knowledge, networks and financing capabilities we aim to further motivate and facilitate clients in adopting a more sustainable food production practice globally. We do this by concentrating our efforts on four most pressing food issues together with our clients, partners and colleagues worldwide: increasing the availability of food, improving access to food, promoting a balanced nutrition and increasing stability of food supply chains.
Read more about our vision for global food security at www.rabobank.com.
About rabobank foundation
Rabobank Foundation is Rabobank’s social fund. The Foundation invests in the self-sufficiency of farmer organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, by putting up finance and by sharing the cooperative, banking and agricultural expertise that the Rabobank Group has built up over many years. This helps the organizations to achieve their goals of offering small-scale farmers access to financing, savings opportunities, knowledge and new markets.
Rabobank Foundation works with savings and credit organizations (SACCOs) and producer organizations. The majority are member-based organizations where small-scale farmers are joint owners and responsible for running the organization. In addition, Rabobank Foundation works with micro-finance institutions and private companies with a major impact on small-scale farmers in agricultural production chains. Rabobank Foundation supports its partners with short term loans (inputs, working capital), long-term loans (capex and other long-term investments), guarantees, technical assistance and small donations (limited budget).
New technological developments can be deployed to help serve our target group – small farmers – even more effectively. That’s why innovation is a key driver for Rabobank Foundation. Rabobank Foundation has therefore developed a strategy to increase the income of small farmers and boost food productivity, particularly through the use of fintech and agtech. Digitization is key and consists of a combination of four data streams: field information from the farmer, chain information, geodata and the use of fintech such as a mobile savings account and credit scoring.
Moreover it fits seamlessly into the mission Growing a better world together, in which we as Rabobank also want to tackle the world food supply challenges with the help of knowledge and innovation.
Read more about our Rabobank Foundation at www.rabobankfoundation.com.