Case Study

Lionheart Farms (Philippines) and the tree of life

31 pages
April 2022
Reference: IMD-7-2282

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
Sustainable Development Goals, Local Community, Environment, Regenerative Agriculture, Agribusiness, Emerging Country, Resource Management, Shared Values, Vertical Integration, Supply Chain, Resilience, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Hunger Elimination, Poverty Elimination, Good Health, Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water, Sanitation, Decent Work Conditions, Economic Growth, Sustainable City, Sustainable Community, Goal Partnerships
Palawan Island, Philippines
Lionheart Agrotech, Food Production, Agriculture
Field Research
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