Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. is practicing natural way of farming like most of the countries in Europe and parts of America and Asia. Certified by Ecocert SA France, all Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. crops and products are non-GMO and chemical-free. LIFI discourages the use of artificial and synthetic growth enhancers for crops and repellents for pests and insects. There are countless effects, both the harvest and the consumption, of using these products that is many times blamed on the seedlings, the maintenance and negligence. Here are the list of the few and most often:
Henceforth, Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. pratises the use of Natural Farming Technology System (NFTS). This is to ensure maintenance, if not, enhancement of nutrients of the soil and safeguard the balance of nature.
Due to his extensive study, experiments and all-hearted application, Mr. Benjamin R. Lao, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lao Integrated Farms, Inc, is rewarded as The Farm has been considered as MODEL FARM for Organic Farming in effect of the Republic Act 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010. This marks as the ever ranging success of the farm and he gains more support from both government and non-government organizations. Visitors from the entire Philippines and from foreign countries, wanting to gain knowledge on how crops are effectively grown in natural way, are coming almost every day. Mr. Lao has also been invited as a speaker to loads of farmer meetings and symposiums throughout the country.
In 2013, Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. has shown the local farmers to grow organic rice and the yield was considered a success by the reports of the Bansalan Municipal Agriculture Office - which has officially studied the rice field from time to time.
Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. is fundamentally a Goats' Project under Coconut Trees (Read more) until a visiting employee of a government office suggested Mr. Benjamin Lao to try producing the Coconut Sugar and Coconut Syrup - which are now the company's main products.
Goat-raising is a very important day's work at the farm since these goats are the producers of milk as well as manure that is being utilised in Vermicomposting (Read more). Anglo Nubian goats' milk production is enhanced by Indigo Fera - a nitrogen-rich shrub planted around the eleven-hectare farm to feed the goat and bring back the fertility of the soil. While the farm produces its own fertilizer known as Vermicompost - the excrement of an Earthworm called African Night Crawler fed with goats and cattle manure, mud press and other organic matters, many farmers come regularly to purchase these fertilizers for their own farms, aside from the government offices and even agricultural schools.
A Model Farm assisted by various government and private sectors due to its advocacy, commitment and influence in the community. The farm does not only produce the valuable coconut sugar and coconut syrup, it is also recognised in the Philippines as a Model Farm for Organic Farming. The LIFI is practising Natural Farming Technology System which practically producing yield without any interference from synthetic fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides.
Lao Integrated Farms, Inc. (LIFI) is a model farm for Organic Agriculture and Natural Farming Technology System. It is widely supported by countless private and government sectors. Owned and managed by Mr. Benjamin R. Lao, one of the country's few individuals to receive the title Masasaka Siyentista (Farmer Scientist) by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD).