The global smart agriculture market is projected to reach $20,635 million by 2026 growing at a CAGR of more than 14% from 2019 to 2026, as per a new research report published by Polaris Market Research.
The report “Smart Agriculture Market, [By Component (Hardware, Software, Services); By Application (Precision Farming, Yield Monitoring, Soil Monitoring, Irrigation System, Fish Farming, Horticulture, Livestock Monitoring, Smart Greenhouse, Others); By Region]: Market Size & Forecast, 2019 – 2026” offers a wide analysis of different applications in smart farming along with insights related to current and future trends in the market.
During the last decade, the agriculture industry has undergone enormous transformation due to ever increasing demand for sustainable practices in farming. Multiple companies are involved in developing sustainable solutions and systems for farming. Also, it is observed that due to benefits of smart agriculture solutions, farmers gain the capability to improve yield via optimizing inputs and well-organized management of their farms. These factors have collectively resulted in rapid deployment of the smart farming solutions in various applications. Consequently, significant growth is anticipated in this market owing to the attractiveness of well suited and smart agriculture solutions over the risks associated with traditional farming methods.
Growth in population and increasing preference toward automation of farm operations is expected to further support the market growth. The need for automation in farming operations is driven by the capability of improvement in produced crop quality, maximization of crop production and enhanced productivity. Increased necessity to monitor livestock, along with the need to minimize the use of pesticides and fertilizers further boosts the adoption of smart agriculture. Other factors driving the growth of smart farming market include growth in the global agricultural industry, reducing availability of labor and high labor costs. However, high initial investment costs associated with adoption of smart agriculture systems might restrain growth in this market. Demand from emerging economies coupled with technological advancements are factors expected to present numerous opportunities for the growth in smart farming market during the forecast period, the report states.
North America accounted for the highest revenue share among all regions in the smart farming market during 2018. This is primarily due to high market penetration in U.S. and is further supported by extensive R&D activities by companies and presence of proper regulatory environment in this region. The different components used in precision farming include hardware, software, and services. During 2018, the hardware component segment accounted for the largest share in this market due to popularity and demand of hardware components such as automation and control systems, sensing devices, LED grow lights and HVAC systems, which are widely used in farms to increase crop yield and improve productivity.
Some of the key players profiled in the smart farming market report include AG Leader Technology, AGCO Corporation, Trimble Inc., Precision Planting, Inc., AgJunction, Inc., Agribotix LLC, Deere & Company, The Climate Corporation, Autonomous Solutions, Inc., Drone Deploy, Raven Industries, CLAAS KGaA mbH, and CNH Industrial. Due to presence of higher amount of small and medium sized companies along with the large enterprises operating in this space, it is pointed out in the report that the market is highly fragmented.