As a cooperative bank founded by farmers, Rabobank is rooted in society. We want to make a substantial contribution to solving the global food challenge: feeding a growing population long into the future. We also work to foster well-being and prosperity in the Netherlands. In order to achieve these goals, we focus on supporting our clients, their communities and the world around them. We do this using our knowledge, networks and financial solutions.


Rabobank began as a movement of cooperative banks founded by Dutch farmers. More than a century later, food and agriculture (F&A) remains our core international business. We envision a food system that meets rising demand for affordable, nutritious food. One that respects producer livelihoods and the planet. We call it the Banking for Food Strategy.

Banking for the Netherlands

Rabobank was founded as a cooperative bank in the Netherlands, where it feels a strong connection with its clients and members, and therefore with the future of the country. With a strong foothold in the Dutch market, we want to help SMEs and businesses of all sizes to thrive and grow sustainably.

We also want to help private clients become and remain financially healthy. In doing so, we strengthen the earning capacity of the Netherlands, the sustainability of households and the living environment of local communities. Thanks to our local presence, at the heart of society, we are ideally placed to respond to relevant topics on the local and regional agenda.

Four pillars

In addition to being a rock-solid bank, we want to be a meaningful cooperative. In order to achieve this, we have established four pillars that form our strategy.