Global IoT in Agriculture Market on the Cusp of Euphoria: Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 9.8% by 2027
Published | 18 November 2021
The global IoT in agriculture market is growing at a high CAGR because of the adoption of advanced farming technologies, such as precision farming, to enhance farm productivity and crop yield….
A recent study conducted by the strategic consulting and market research firm, BlueWeave Consulting, revealed that the global IoT in agriculture market was worth USD 10.4 billion in the year 2020. According to the study, the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.8%, earning revenue of around USD 19.9 billion by the end of 2027. The global IoT in agriculture market is gaining significant traction owing to the changing weather patterns across the globe because of mounting global warming. This has encouraged the farmers to adopt advanced farming technologies, such as precision farming to enhance farm productivity, and crop yield, which is expected to accelerate market growth. In addition, the surge in internet penetration and smartphone usage among farmers is expected to facilitate awareness of IoT applications in agriculture and their benefits over the forecast period.
Government Initiatives for Promote Advanced Agriculture Technique Driving Market Growth
Governments of various countries are taking initiatives to create awareness surrounding the adoption and benefits of IoT in agriculture. Initiatives such as subsidies, favorable policies, and partnerships with private entities are some of the strategies the government is adopting for promoting IoT in agriculture. For instance, a new postgraduate Master’s course called TERRATECH on Smart Agriculture is funded by the European Commission and is under development to create professionals with a background in agriculture and the Internet of Things. Such courses will minimize the gap of specialized professionals in IoT in agriculture and promote its market growth.
High Scope Of Adoption in Emerging Economies is Estimated to Boost the Global IoT in Agriculture Market
Agriculture in emerging economies such as India, China, Thailand, Japan, etc., is highly dependent on traditional farming methods. Several countries are highly agricultural dependent with more than 50% of their population engaged in this sector. Additionally, this makes them regions with high potential for IoT growth in agriculture. Moreover, with an increasing population, the rich farmers are adopting technologies like IoT to increase their production and crop yield. This is providing lucrative growth opportunities to the IoT in the agriculture market.
Global IoT in Agriculture Market - By System
Based on systems, the global IoT in agriculture market is segmented into automation and control systems, sensing and monitoring devices, livestock monitoring hardware, fish farming hardware, smart greenhouse hardware, and software. Among these, the software segment holds the largest share in the market. This segment is estimated to register high growth during the forecast period as well due to the massive deployment of numerous tools to control hardware such as yield monitors, soil sensors, water sensors, climate sensors used in precision farming, smart greenhouse farming, and fish farming application. Sensors and GPS devices drive the sensing and monitoring devices segment, which measures various yield parameters in order to reduce overlapping equipment passes, thus saving fuel, labor, time, and soil compaction.
Global IoT in Agriculture Market - Regional Insights
Geographically, the global IoT in agriculture market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East & Africa. North America dominates the global IoT in agriculture market among these regions. However, the Asia Pacific region will be the fastest-growing market owing to augmentation in agriculture produce and population, coupled with an increase in food demand. Since developing countries like India, China, Japan, etc. are experiencing rapid population growth, the government is encouraging adoption of advanced technologies like IoT and techniques like precision agriculture, which is expected to boost the IoT in the agriculture market.
Impact of COVID-19 on Global IoT in Agriculture Market
The global IoT in agriculture market was negatively impacted by the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The imposition of lockdown in several countries restricted the adoption of IoT in agriculture by hindering the production of hardware components as well as supply channels. However, this hindrance is estimated to be temporary and the IoT in agriculture market is estimated to flourish during post-COVID-19 period. According to industry analysts, the growing focus on sustainability is expected to propel the demand for IoT in agriculture, causing the market to expand.
The leading players in the global IoT in agriculture market are Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM Corporation, Telit, Hitachi Ltd, OnFarm Systems Inc., Farmers Edge Inc., SlantRange, Inc., Deere & Company, Leader Technology, The Climate Corporation, Trimble Inc., Raven Industries, KVA group, Delaval, GEA Group, Agjunction, Antelliq, Ponsse, Komatsu Forest, and other prominent players.
The global IoT in agriculture market is dominated by global technology leaders who offer advanced IoT solutions. The companies significantly focus and invest in research and development activities to fortify their position in the market. Additionally, they continuously launch new products and solutions to stay ahead of the curve. Furthermore, the adoption of competitive strategies like partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, etc., is also prominent in the market.
The in-depth analysis of the report provides information about growth potential, upcoming trends, and statistics of the global IoT in agriculture market. It also highlights the factors driving forecasts of total market size. The report promises to provide recent technology trends of the global IoT in agriculture market and industry insights to help decision-makers make sound strategic decisions. Furthermore, the report also analyses the growth drivers, challenges, and competitive dynamics of the market.
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