East and Africa Vertical Farming Market, By Growth Mechanism (Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics), Structure (Shipping Containers, Farms, Building Based), Type (Biopesticides, Biofertilizer, Biostimulants), Crop Type ((Fruits and Vegetables, Herbs and Micro-greens, Flowers and Ornamentals, Other Crop Types), Application (Indoor, Outdoor), Component (Lighting, Hydroponic Component, Climate Control, Sensors, Irrigation Component, Building Material, Hardware, Software, Service and Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.
Middle East and Africa Vertical Farming Market Analysis and Size
Vertical farms are adaptable to any structure and are modular. As vertical farms produce 75 times more food per square foot than conventional farms, they can feed more people than traditional farms. Additionally, vertical farms don't enhance or clean the food with pesticides or fungicides. Vertical farms frequently reduce water use throughout the year, whether rainy or dry, as indoor farms require 90% less water than outdoor farms. Indoor farming will also regulate the fertilization of nutrients by plants, ensuring that the food produced is nutrient-dense. Averting the need for fuel, protecting farmland and rainforests, giving other lands time to regenerate and replenish topsoil, and renewing and replenishing other lands are all possible with vertical farming strategies.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the vertical farming market, valued at USD 1293.68 million in 2022, will reach USD 6225.19 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 21.7 % during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.
Middle East and Africa Vertical Farming Market Scope and Segmentation
2023 to 2030
2021 (Customizable to 2015 - 2020)
Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
Growth Mechanism (Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics), Structure (Shipping Containers, Farms, Building Based), Type (Biopesticides, Biofertilizer, Biostimulants), Crop Type ((Fruits and Vegetables, Herbs and Micro-greens, Flowers and Ornamentals, Other Crop Types), Application (Indoor, Outdoor), Component (Lighting, Hydroponic Component, Climate Control, Sensors, Irrigation Component, Building Material, Hardware, Software, Service and Others)
Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Market Players Covered
Deere & Company. (U.S.), CropMetrics LLC (Netherlands), Trimble Inc. (U.S.), CropX inc. (U.S), Valmont Industries, Inc (U.S.), AGCO Corporation. (U.S.), DICKEY-john (U.S.), ,Monsanto Co. (U.S.), Ag Leader Technology (U.S.), Farmers Edge Inc. (Canada), GEOSYS (U.S.), Gro Intelligence (U.S.), LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group (U.K.), Wolkus Technology Solutions Private Limited (India), AGEYE Technologies (U.S.), heliopas.ai GmbH (Germany), OneSoil (Belarus)
Vertical farming processes food in vertical layers, such as in a skyscraper, abandoned factory, or shipping container. For contemporary vertical farming concepts, where all environmental conditions can be controlled, indoor farming techniques and controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) technologies are used. These services use artificially controlled lighting, environmental control (humidity, temperature, gases, and others), and fertigation. Few vertical farms employ techniques like those used in greenhouses, which can maximize natural sunlight through metal reflectors and artificial lighting.
Vertical Farming Market Dynamics
- Adoption of agricultural policies will drive the market
A rise in trade activities such as grain and oilseed export, rising levels of food consumption in the Middle East and Africa along with a growing population, and the introduction of updated and advanced technology are some of the significant and impactful factors that will probably boost the growth of the vertical farming market.
- Crops are produced all year long, no matter the weather, which creates a demand in market expansion
The advantage of vertical farming is that it does not rely on the weather, so it can produce all year long without worrying about how bad weather will affect the yield's quality and profile. A protected, well-managed environment for farming ensures high-quality output and offers repeatable, programmable production to ensure that the flavor of the produce is always 100% consistent. This promotes growth by enabling it to commit to delivering on scheduled and off-take agreements as requested by customers.
- Growing demand for organic food creates a market opportunity for vertical farming
As people become more concerned with their health, the demand for organic food products increases. Farmers across the nation are switching to organic farming, which is improving the market outlook. The market for vertical farming is growing in response to rising consumer preferences for organic and specialty foods and increasing demand for genetically modified seeds. More contracts between companies and farmers are also being made for the production and supply of agricultural goods, which affects the market. Organic products are also thought to be safer than conventional ones because they are grown without the use of chemical pesticides and are better for the environment. The main factor influencing this trend is the rising demand for organic food and food free of pesticides and genetically modified organisms.
- Cannabis production in vertical farms may create market growth
Cannabis is becoming increasingly more in demand. Vertical cannabis farms and distributors have experienced significant flowering, which aids in meeting demand. Cannabis can be expensive to grow on vertical farms, according to the current production scenario. Considerations for cannabis grown in a sunless environment are very important, but increased production of cannabis on the vertical farm can create demand and simultaneously a chance to grow
- Lack of skills and marketing strategy can constrain the growth
Lack of technical knowledge, shortage of skilled labour, and a rising demand for significant capital investments are likely limiting factors for the market for vertical farming. The marketing and distribution of new products and increasing work pressure can be the biggest barriers to market expansion.
- High initial investments in vertical farming
The high initial costs are the main barrier to the adoption of vertical farming. The higher land prices per square meter in urban areas and the facilities needed to manage plant development are the causes of high capital costs. Without the use of insects, vertical cultivation takes place in a climate-controlled environment. As a result, pollination must be carried out manually, which could be time-consuming and costly. Even though energy costs in vertical farming are high, labour costs could be much higher because of their concentration in urban areas with higher incomes and the need for more skilled workers. Automation at vertical farms, however, might make more workers unnecessary. Manual pollination can become complex in vertical farms.
This vertical farming market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the vertical farming market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an analyst brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
- In 2022, the definitive transaction agreements between Rivulis and Jain International Trading B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Jain Irrigation, and Temasek-owned Rivulis Pte Ltd., Singapore, have been signed, according to Jain Irrigation Systems Limited., India (Jain Irrigation) and Rivulis, a company owned by Temasek.
- In 2022, the acquisition of Fluence from ams OSRAM has been completed by Signify, the global leader in lighting. The deal expands our presence in the lucrative North American horticultural lighting market and strengthens our growth platform for agriculture lighting in the Asia-Pacific region.
- In 2022, with the help of a partnership with Qatar Free Zones (QFZ) and Doha Venture Capital (DVC), Aero Farms had announced its intention to further develop in the Middle East. The farm was provided for unmatched connectivity and access to the area.
- In 2022, In Dubai, the largest vertical farm in the world was inaugurated by Crop One Holdings and Emirates Flight Catering. The 330,000 square foot building is situated at Dubai World Central, close to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More than 2 million pounds of leafy greens can be produced there each year.
- In 2022, A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by AeroFarms and Silal, two of Abu Dhabi's top fresh produce and agri-tech companies, to establish a long-term research and development partnership will involve the knowledge and technology transfer of cutting-edge farming systems to regional farmers.
Middle East and Africa Vertical Farming Market Scope
The vertical farming market is segmented on the basis of by growth mechanism, structure, type, crop type, application and component. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Shipping Containers
- Building Based
- Bio pesticides
- Bio fertilizer
- Bio stimulants
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Leafy Green
- Bell and chilli peppers
- Herbs and Micro-greens
- Pollinated Plants
- Nutraceutical Plant
- Flowers and Ornamentals
- Other Crop Types
- Grow light
- Grow Ballast
- Grow Reflectors
- Hydroponic Component
- Pumps and irrigation
- Water filtration
- Material and solution
- Climate Control
- Ventilation fans
- Air purifiers
- Co2 Sensors
- Temperature Sensors
- Nutrient Sensors
- Crop Sensors
- PH Sensors
- Irrigation Component
- Building Material
- Glass greenhouse
- Plastic greenhouse
- Tracing and Tracking
- Post-Harvest Audit
Vertical Farming Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The vertical farming market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, growth mechanism, structure, type, crop type, application and component as referenced above.
The countries covered in the vertical farming market report are Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA).
South Africa has a dominant position in the market and will maintain this position throughout the forecast period. The significant factors attributable to the reign are the growing urban population and commercialization of indoor farming, which is expected to anticipate the demand in Africa. Additionally, various models are developed in the region to overcome challenges, including vertically stacked wooden crates and sack gardens.
U.A.E will grow through innovations and advanced development in farming techniques, and will experience the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Additionally, there is a strong emphasis on integrating indoor vertical farmers into the specialty-crop segment to develop the agriculture industry, which is anticipated to benefit the vertical farming market in the UAE.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points such as down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Vertical Farming Market Share Analysis
The vertical farming market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to vertical farming market.
Some of the major players operating in the vertical farming market are:
- Deere & Company. (U.S.)
- CropMetrics LLC (Netherlands)
- Trimble Inc. (U.S.)
- CropX inc. (U.S)
- Valmont Industries, Inc. (U.S.)
- AGCO Corporation. (U.S.)
- DICKEY-john (U.S.)
- Monsanto Co. (U.S.)
- Ag Leader Technology (U.S.)
- Farmers Edge Inc. (Canada)
- GEOSYS (U.S.)
- Gro Intelligence (U.S.)
- LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group (U.K.)
- Wolkus Technology Solutions Private Limited (India)
- AGEYE Technologies (U.S.)
- heliopas.ai GmbH (Germany)
- OneSoil (Belarus)