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About LIFI

From the highlands of Davao del Sur a humble company emerged into becoming the country's leading exporter of 100% Organic Coconut Syrup

Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. started as a Goats' Project under Coconut Trees. It was not an easy task to conquer the world and become a leading exporter of quality products. Challenges were almost enough to make the company stood in the verge of downfall but weathered the storm and emerged from the mist to become a successful and trusted exporter of 100% Organic Coconut Syrup.

Lao Integrated Farms, Inc.

A brief history

    The birth of Lao Integrated Farms as an advocate of Organic Farming was when Mr. Benjamin Lao, the farm owner decided to till the unproductive 5-hectare land his father left for him. Back when he was a teenager, he had a horrible experience as he passed-out because chemical fertilizer inhalation. That then, he promised himself not to use chemical fertilizers on his own farm.

    He was able to study and put into practice all his learning about natural farming and enhanced his knowledge by way of doing research. Not only did he use all existing resources in the farm as concoctions to various insecticides and pesticides, he was able to maximize his mean of income by selling natural waste materials which can be used as fertilizer (vermicompost). He was later appointed as Magsasaka Siyentista (Farmer Scientist) by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development under the Department of Science and Technology.

    In 2008, Philippine Coconut Authority introduced Coconut Sugar manufacturing. Mr. Lao studied the product and developed new products out of it. He was doing business as Donnabelle Delicacies, selling various food products such as durian ice cream, durian candies, coconut sugar and coconut syrup. He continued to do research and development until he needed to expand the business because of the glut of demand.

    He was later introduced to Atty. Rafael A. Morales, also the Managing Director of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Firm and changed Lao Integrated Farms, a single proprietor business into a corporation thus the business name, Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. Brand name was also changed to Donnabelle.

    Atty. Morales and Mr. Lao are both multi-awarded individuals in their own fields. The former is a top ranked lawyer in the Asia Pacific region while the later, is a recipient of awards given by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, Wageboard, Ernst & Young, among others.


Vision

We envision to be the Philippine’s prime producer and exporter of organic coconut sap based products through sustainable organic farming practices, earning trust among our diverse clientele by the year 2030.

Mission

To maintain the trust of our clients by meticulous sourcing and utilization of raw materials;

To prioritize customer satisfaction by assuring them of safe, healthy and high quality products;

To maintain clean production processes;

To preserve the natural environment and indigenous culture;

To generate employment and income among the people of the province

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Address

Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. Compound
Purok 4, Brgy Eman
Bansalan
8005 Davao del Sur
The Philippines                    


Contacts

info@laointegratedfarms.com  

Phone: (082) 284 4905

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