Ethnobotanical International Visions & Strategies

Technical support and resource services for medicinal plants

EIVS is a company providing management, technical support and resource services associated with the agriculture, scientific and commercial sectors of the medicinal plant industry.

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Overview Problems

While the demand is strongly increasing the supply is dwindling due to economic realities. Either the farmer cannot make enough money due to brokers and in-between distributors; or it costs too much for the farmer to produce the crop because the brokers and middle men cannot anticipate the market demand. This is 20 billion dollar a year industry that is growing daily. When the pharmaceutical industry is added to the medicinal plant industry it totals between 40 to 60 billion dollars annually. This massively chaotic industry is defused over vast areas of land and in the hands of hundreds of thousands of farmers, thousands of middle men, thousands of brokers, thousands of shipping and transporters, and ultimately in the hands of a few hundred buyers.