Lionheart’s farming practices follow the Korean Natural Farming protocol with high yielding coconut palm varieties, using no chemicals, with a relentless focus on soil improvement. The result speaks for itself: Lionheart Farms will harvest enough nutrients to feed 400 people per hectare, against for example sugar cane (65), oil palm (100) or at the extreme other end of the spectrum rain fed rice (8). The water use per kilo sugar is 200 liters, versus sugar cane’s 3,000 liters.
Part of Lionheart Farms model supports the conservation of the ecosystem by preserving forest areas, new tree planting to strengthen the transition areas and species considered threatened, endangered, vulnerable or critically endangered.
Through this advocacy we capture and store 350kg CO2 per palm per year, net of harvest and original vegetation. That is four times more than a humid, tropical rainforest. When our farm is fully developed, it will capture and store more than all the emissions caused by the Province of Palawan’s power sector (80MW).