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Lionheart Farms (Philippines) and the tree of life

Benoit F. Leleux

By Professor Benoit F. LeleuxBenoit F. Leleux, Anna Ziolkovska, Jose Mora, Said Chekri and Thibaud de Veyrac

Lionheart Agrotech Limited, the holding company of Lionheart Farms is developing a large-scale sustainable hybrid coconut plantation with integrated processing and manufacturing capacities in the Philippines. The case describes the idea of the founders, their journey, the challenges they met and how they solved them. The case explores the key challenges and principal constraints that the company faced – and continues to face – during the development and execution of its sustainable agricultural project.

Learning Objective

• Strategic analysis of an agribusiness • Corporate vs. business strategy • Resources, functional and organizational capabilities, and strategy • Impact of sustainability on company performance and competitiveness • Sustainability of ESG-based competitive advantages.
Keywords Agribusiness, Clean Water, Decent Work Conditions, Diversity, Economic Growth, Emerging Country, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Equity, Gender Equality, Goal Partnerships, Good Health, Hunger Elimination, Inclusion, Local Community, Poverty Elimination, Quality Education, Regenerative Agriculture, Resilience, Resource Management, Sanitation, Shared Values, Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Sustainable City, Sustainable Community, Sustainable Development Goals, Vertical Integration, Well-being
Settings Philippines
Lionheart Agrotech, Agriculture
2012-2020
Type Field Research
Copyright ©IMD 2022
Language English
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