The Philippines is a 300,000 square kilometer archipelago composed of 7,107 islands, abundant in natural resources. It is located strategically in South East Asia, at the crossroads of the East and West both geographically and culturally. The country is known for its biodiversity and boasts of more than 52,177 species of flora and fauna, of which more than half is endemic.

The Philippines is largely dependent on its agricultural industry and exports a variety of crops such as coconut, copra, banana, pineapple, sugar, gum, resins, and rubber. It is also the fifth mineral-rich country in the world with 9 million hectares believed to contain mineral deposits that include gold, copper, and nickel.

Besides its natural wealth, the Philippines is also home to one of the warmest peoples in the world who are recognized for their hospitality. As an additional competitive edge, Filipinos are among the Top 5 largest English-speaking populations and have a 94.6% literacy rate.

Economic growth and foreign investments are steadily becoming stronger in the country. Based on the 2014 evaluation conducted by Moody’s Investor Service, the Philippines’ rating was upgraded to Baa3, based on the following factors:


  1. Ongoing debt reduction, aided by improvements in fiscal management;
  2. Continued favorable prospects for strong economic growth, and
  3. Limited vulnerability to the common risks currently affecting emerging markets

According to the Philippine embassy, foreign companies that are now outsourcing programming and business processes to the Philippines enjoy significant savings in business cost, call center services, application systems and software development.


Truly, the Philippines is a fertile land of resources and opportunity.

Despite the fact that the Philippines is an agricultural country, local farming still encounters several obstacles that prevent it from seeing real progress.

Poverty

Farming families have remained among the poorest families in the country with an average income of US$30/month

Unequal Distribution of Wealth

The industry is controlled by traders and private companies whose share in the income is much higher than that of the farmers.

Lack of Support

There is a lack of government support to the farming sector despite available funds from the industry.

Lack of Education

The majority of farmers currently sell their harvest to traders at low prices, not fully realizing the worth of their labor.

Cardinal Agri is dedicated to partnering with the local farming industry and its workers towards a more sustainable and effective paradigm.

Cardinal Agri Products, Inc.

Cardinal Agri is a diversified agribusiness enterprise based in the Philippines, founded with the goal of uplifting the farming communities we partner with and offering responsibly-grown, high-quality natural products to a global client base. Cardinal Agri operates across the agribusiness spectrum, including the farming, processing and marketing of premium tropical crops.

CAPI is an affiliate of FLG Management & Development Corporation (FLG MDC), a leading business group in the Philippines with interests including media, power, shipping and logistics.

Our
Values
Excellence

We strive to be industry leaders at all times; in our product quality, social responsibility, operational performance and business conduct.

Passion

We are energized by the mission we are on and take pride on our work each day.

Inclusivity

We aim to ensure that all our stakeholders share in our success by building communities beyond just companies, while being thoughtful custodians of the planet that nurtures us.

Innovation

We constantly seek to pioneer better ways of creating value, never hesitating to challenge the status quo.

Integrity

We act with transparency and respect in every aspect of our business dealings. We honor the commitments we make to our people, partners and the government and communities we work with.

Our Affiliates

CAPI is a subsidiary of FLG MDC, which has over $300 million worth of assets across major media, logistics and power generation businesses in the Philippines.


This provides CAPI with the unique advantage of leveraging FLG MDC’s deep expertise in managing government and community relations and solving the logistical and power challenges of developing greenfield infrastructure in the Philippine islands

GMA Network Inc.

is one of the largest television and media broadcasting corporations in the Philippines, with about $300 million in revenues and an average national audience of over 30 million viewers.

Palawan Power Generation, Inc.

is the principal provider of electricity for the island province of Palawan, serving a population base of about 800,000.

Sycamore Global Shipping Corporation

owns the largest shipping vessels in the Philippines, operating bulk carriers for the domestic and international transport of coal to power plants across the Philippines totaling 1,000MW in capacity.