Impact Investor and Advocate of Sustainable Agriculture for Advancing Eco Agriculture Discusses the Potential Profitability of Organic Farming

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Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture for Advancing Eco Agriculture, discusses the potential profitability of organic farming.

On August 27, Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, discusses the potential profitability for those contemplating getting involved in the organic farming industry.

According to an August 15th, 2013 article published by Wealth Daily, entitled, “Organic Demand Keeps Growing,” there is a potential to profit in organic farming because of its ever-increasing popularity. Since the USDA released national standards governing organic food cultivation, “the number of certified organic farms, ranches, and processing facilities has mushroomed from about 7,200 in 2002 to 17,281 operations by 2011, an increase of 240 percent.”

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, elaborates on the growth of organic farming. “As the popularity of organic farming increases, awareness of the benefits of organic diets has become more prevalent. This has encouraged many investors to take interest. With the right financial backing, the organic farming sector will continue on its current rise.”

However, many people question if there is money in the industry. However, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), “U.S. sales of organic products, both food and non-food, have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $31.5 billion in 2011, increasing 9.5 percent in the last year, and industry experts are forecasting steady growth of nine percent [per year] or higher.”

Another contributing factor to this growth is the “saleability of organic crops.” van den Bossche says, “The benefit of organic agriculture as opposed to other business opportunities is the fact that it will always be in demand. Because food is constantly consumed, it has to be replaced, resulting in repeat business for those who get involved.”

Philippe van den Bossche is an impact entrepreneur and investor and Chairman/ Owner of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a leading organic agricultural and horticultural consulting and manufacturing company located in Middlefield, Ohio. AEA provides consulting services and specialty nutritional products to farms throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. van den Bossche is an advocate for organic farming and agriculture.

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