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Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Function (Crop Protection, Crop Enhancement): By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables); By Function (Biopesticides, Biofertilizers, Bio stimulants); By Source (Microbials, Biochemicals); By Mode of Application (Foliar Spray, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, Post-harvest), Trend Analysis, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2019–2030

  • Published Date: June 2024
  • Report ID: BWC24406
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 200

Report Overview

A spurring demand for organically cultivated and harmful chemical-free food products from sustainable agriculture and precision farming techniques & practices is expected to drive the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market during the forecast period between 2024 and 2030.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market – Industry Trends & Forecast Report, 2030

The Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market size was estimated at USD 332.19 million in 2023. During the forecast period between 2024 and 2030, the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.21% reaching a value of USD 484.25 million by 2030. Prominent drivers of the market include the increasing shift towards eco-friendly and sustainable farming practices, rising demand for organic products, and growing awareness about maintaining soil health for future fertility. Collaborative efforts between universities, research institutions, and businesses are fostering innovation and commercialization of new agricultural biologicals. Brazil's rich biodiversity is being leveraged to discover unique microorganisms beneficial to crops. Digital agriculture, integrating data analytics and precision farming, is also enhancing the effective application of these biologicals. Also, the increasing frequency of extreme weather conditions and the growing trend of urban and vertical farming are further propelling market growth. The rise of agrotech startups, supported by venture capital, is driving innovation and commercialization of biological solutions tailored to specific agricultural needs.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market

Agricultural Biologicals – Overview

Agricultural biologicals are natural farming agents, including microorganisms, plant extracts, and beneficial insects, that enhance crop productivity and protection sustainably. These biologicals improve crop yields while preserving soil and environmental health by enriching the soil with nutrients, promoting plant growth, and protecting crops from pests and diseases without chemicals. Serving as alternatives to traditional fertilizers and pesticides, they ensure safer produce without harmful residues. They support soil health by maintaining nutrient cycles, fostering beneficial microbes, and preventing erosion. Utilized in various farming stages such as seed treatments and soil amendments, agricultural biologicals restore soil microbial balance, enhance fertility, and boost plant immunity against pests and environmental stresses.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market

Growth Drivers

Growing Shift toward Sustainable Agriculture & Precision Farming Practices

The increasing demand for sustainable agriculture is driving the growth of Brazil's agricultural biologicals market. According to the FAO, agricultural production must grow by 70% to meet the needs of a projected global population of 9.1 billion by 2050. The Nature Conservancy, active in Brazil since 1988, has promoted responsible production that aligns with biodiversity conservation and social development. Sustainable practices, such as efficient water and energy use, are essential as agriculture is the largest water user among economic sectors. The sector's shift to sustainable intensification, good agricultural practices, and socio-environmental certification is enhancing productivity while reducing environmental impact, thus making Brazilian agricultural products more competitive in the global market.

Increasingly High Demand for Organically Cultivated Food Products

Agricultural biologicals, sourced from natural materials such as microorganisms, plant extracts, and beneficial insects, are increasingly essential in organic farming. These agents boost crop productivity and protection sustainably, without compromising soil health or the environment. They enhance soil nutrient content, support plant growth, and protect crops from pests and diseases, avoiding harmful chemical residues and ensuring safer food products. By preserving the soil's natural nutrient cycle and promoting beneficial microbial growth, agricultural biologicals maintain soil health and fertility. Their use spans seed treatments and soil amendments, enhancing soil fertility and crop resilience. The increasing consumer demand for organically grown food is driving the adoption of these biological solutions in agriculture.

Challenges

Higher Upfront Costs

The high initial costs of agricultural biologicals are a significant barrier to market growth in Brazil. Farmers often face financial constraints and are hesitant to invest in these solutions due to their higher upfront expenses compared to traditional chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Although agricultural biologicals offer long-term benefits like improved soil health and sustainable crop protection, the immediate financial burden can be discouraging. This cost factor limits their accessibility and adoption, particularly among small-scale farmers who are more sensitive to price variations. As a result, the overall market growth for agricultural biologicals in Brazil is restrained.

Impact of Escalating Geopolitical Tensions on Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market

Geopolitical tensions can have a multifaceted impact on the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market. While such tensions may disrupt global trade and access to certain resources, they can also drive domestic demand for self-sufficiency in food production. In Brazil's case, geopolitical instability may prompt increased focus on sustainable agricultural practices, including the adoption of agricultural biologicals. This could be driven by a desire for food security and reduced dependence on external inputs. However, uncertainties in international trade and investment may also affect the availability of technologies and funding for agricultural innovation, potentially impeding market growth.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market

Segmental Coverage

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market – By Function

Based on function, the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market is bifurcated into Crop Protection and Crop Enhancement segments. The crop protection segment holds a higher share in the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by function. It is primarily due to increasing awareness about the harmful effects of chemical pesticides. Agricultural biologicals offer effective pest and disease management solutions without the negative impacts associated with chemical counterparts. The rise of organic farming practices and the growing demand for organically cultivated food products further drive the adoption of biological crop protection solutions. Consequently, the crop protection segment holds a prominent position within the market.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market – By Crop Type

By crop type, the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market is divided into Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, and Fruits & Vegetables segments. The cereals & grains segment holds the highest share in the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by crop type. The rising demand for wheat, rice, corn, barley, and millet is fueling the growth of the agricultural biologicals market. Advances in microbiology have led to the development of effective biologics tailored for wheat cultivation, driving increased demand for these products. Cereals and grains, in particular, rely heavily on biologics, especially biofertilizers, to ensure healthy growth. Studies worldwide have shown that inoculation with azotobacter significantly enhances the development of cereal and grain crops, reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizers. Additionally, the use of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria and azotobacter as biofertilizers has proven highly effective in promoting the robust growth of wheat and increasing crop yields.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Size

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market – By Function

Based on function, the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market is divided into Biopesticides, Biofertilizers, and Bio stimulants segments. The bio stimulants segment is expected to hold the highest share in the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by function during the forecast period. The dominance of the segment is due to bio simulants’ pivotal role in enhancing crop productivity and quality. Bio stimulants contain substances that stimulate plant physiological processes, leading to improved nutrient uptake, stress tolerance, and overall plant vigor. With a growing focus on sustainable agriculture and increasing awareness about the benefits of bio-based products, farmers in Brazil are increasingly adopting bio stimulants to optimize crop performance. Additionally, stringent regulations on chemical fertilizers and pesticides further drive the demand for bio stimulants as eco-friendly alternatives, thereby solidifying their position in the market.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market – By Source

By source, the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market is bifurcated into Microbials and Biochemicals segments.

Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market – By Mode of Application

On the basis of mode of application, the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market is divided into Foliar Spray, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, and Post-harvest segments. The foliar spray segment holds the highest share in the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by mode of application. It is primarily driven by their capacity to enhance crop yields, improve nutrient efficiency, and address nutrient deficiencies promptly. Foliar sprays offer an efficient method of delivering essential nutrients directly to plant leaves, ensuring precise nutrient distribution and promoting healthy growth. Additionally, there's a notable uptick in demand for biologicals, particularly for enhancing seed properties to increase crop yields, which in turn fuels the need for seed treatment. Biofertilizers are widely used not only in seed treatment but also in soil treatment applications. However, excessive use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides has significantly degraded soil quality across major agrarian economies.

Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market include Corteva Agriscience, FMC Corporation, Andermatt Group AG, Haifa Group, Novozymes, Rizobacter, Valagro, Vittia Group, Bayer AG, and BRANDT. To further enhance their market share, these companies employ various strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, license agreements, and new product launches.

Recent Developments

  • In May 2024 - Bioceres Crop Solutions obtained Brazil's approval of three innovative bio-insecticidal/bio-nematicidal solutions derived from its Burkholderia platform. These bio-control solutions harness the metabolites of inactivated microorganisms, and said to offer heightened effectiveness, precision, and shelf-life while being cost-competitive with chemical alternatives.

  • In April 2024 - IdeeLab Biotechnology, a Brazil-based company focusing on agricultural innovations, partnered with Ginkgo Bioworks to join the Ginkgo Technology Network. The collaboration grants Ginkgo's customers access to IdeeLab's local strain discovery capabilities and manufacturing facilities. The partnership also aims to accelerate innovations in the Brazil agriculture sector, combining IdeeLab's expertise in biological solutions with Ginkgo's advanced cell engineering capabilities.

  • In September 2023 - BioConsortia Inc., entered Brazil by offering sustainable microbial biocontrol products and nitrogen-fixing technology as alternatives to synthetic fertilizers, aiming to advance agricultural productivity.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical Data – 2019–2030

Base Year – 2023

Estimated Year – 2024

Forecast Period – 2024–2030

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million 

Market Coverage

Brazil

Product/ Service Segmentation

Function, Crop Type, Source, Mode of Application

Key Players

Corteva Agriscience, FMC Corporation, Andermatt Group AG, Haifa Group, Novozymes, Rizobacter, Valagro, Vittia Group, Bayer AG, BRANDT

 

By Function

  • Crop Protection

  • Crop Enhancement

By Crop Type

  • Cereals & Grains

  • Oilseeds & Pulses

  • Fruits & Vegetables

By Function

  • Biopesticides

  • Biofertilizers

  • Bio stimulants

By Source

  • Microbials

  • Biochemicals

By Mode of Application

  • Foliar Spray

  • Seed Treatment

  • Soil Treatment

  • Post-harvest

  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Market Segmentation
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Insights
    1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Growth Drivers
        1. Growing demand for sustainable agriculture
        2. Rising demand for organically cultivated food products
        3. Rising pest and disease resistance
      2. Restraints
        1. Limited awareness among farmers
        2. Higher upfront costs
        3. Regulatory hurdles for new biological products
      3. Opportunities
        1. Expansion into new crops
        2. Government support to promote the use of biologicals
        3. Increasing importance of sustainable food production
      4. Challenges
        1. Competition from established synthetic pesticide companies
        2. Ensuring product efficacy
    3. Technological Advancements/Recent Developments
    4. Regulatory Framework
    5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3. Threat of New Entrants
      4. Threat of Substitutes
      5. Intensity of Rivalry
  4. Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market: Marketing Strategies
  5. Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market: Pricing Analysis
  6. Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2030
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Function
        1. Crop Protection
        2. Crop Enhancement
      2. By Crop Type
        1. Cereals & Grains
        2. Oilseeds & Pulses
        3. Fruits & Vegetables
        4. Others
      3. By Function
        1. Biopesticides
        2. Biofertilizers
        3. Bio stimulants
        4. Others
      4. By Source
        1. Microbials
        2. Biochemicals
        3. Others
      5. By Mode of Application
        1. Foliar Spray
        2. Seed Treatment
        3. Soil Treatment
        4. Post-harvest
  7. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Products
    2. Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Company Market Share Analysis, 2023
    3. Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating Parameters
    4. Key Strategic Development (Merger, Acquisition, Partnership)
  8. Impact of Escalating Geopolitical Tensions on Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market
  9. Company Profiles (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Competitive landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Strategic Outlook, and SWOT Analysis)
    1. Corteva Agriscience
    2. FMC Corporation
    3. Andermatt Group AG
    4. Haifa Group
    5. Novozymes
    6. Rizobacter
    7. Valagro
    8. Vittia Group
    9. Bayer AG
    10. BRANDT
    11. Other prominent players
  10. Key Strategic Recommendations
  11. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
      1.  Primary & Secondary Research
    2.    Quantitative Research
    3.    Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
      1.  Secondary Research
      2.  Primary Research
    4.    Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents
    5.    Assumptions & Limitations

*Financial information of non-listed companies can be provided as per availability.

**The segmentation and the companies are subject to modifications based on in-depth secondary research for the final deliverable.

 

List of Figures

 

Figure 1       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Segmentation

Figure 2       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Value Chain Analysis

Figure 3       Company Market Share Analysis, 2023

Figure 4       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Figure 5       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Function, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Figure 6       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Crop Type, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Figure 7       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Product Type, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030       

Figure 8       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Source, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Figure 9       Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Mode of Application, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030                                              

 

List of Tables      

 

Table 1        Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Table 2        Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Function, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Table 3        Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Crop Type, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Table 4        Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Product Type, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Table 5        Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Source, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030

Table 6        Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market Share, By Mode of Application, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2030       

Table 7        Corteva Agriscience Company Overview

Table 8        Corteva Agriscience Financial Overview

Table 9        FMC Corporation Company Overview

Table 10      FMC Corporation Financial Overview

Table 11      Andermatt Group AG Company Overview

Table 12      Andermatt Group AG Financial Overview

Table 13      Haifa Group Company Overview

Table 14      Haifa Group Financial Overview

Table 15      Novozymes Company Overview

Table 16      Novozymes Financial Overview

Table 17      Rizobacter Company Overview

Table 18      Rizobacter Financial Overview

Table 19      Valagro Company Overview

Table 20      Valagro Financial Overview

Table 21      Vittia Group Company Overview

Table 22      Vittia Group Financial Overview

Table 23      Bayer AG Company Overview

Table 24      Bayer AG Financial Overview

Table 25      BRANDT Company Overview

Table 26      BRANDT Financial Overview

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Ans: Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market size by value was estimated at USD 332.19 million in 2023.
Ans: Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by value is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.21% during the forecast period between 2024 and 2030.
Ans: Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market size is forecast to reach a value of USD 484.25 million by 2030.
Ans: The growth of the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market is primarily driven by the growing demand for sustainable agriculture, rising demand for organically cultivated food products, and rising pest and disease resistance.
Ans: The cereals & grains segment holds a major share in the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by crop type.
Ans: The bio stimulants segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR in the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by function during the forecast period between 2024 and 2030.
Ans: The foliar spray segment holds a major share in the Brazil Agricultural Biologicals Market by mode of application.