Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture

Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture

Exponential increase in the global population and the astronomical decrease in the fertile agricultural lands have compelled everyone to focus on emerging technologies which lays emphasis on weather tracking, satellite imaging, vertical farming, precision agriculture, crop sensors and water conservation technologies. The research study discusses several emerging technologies along with the respective drivers and challenges for each in detail and also provides a spotlight for various industrial stakeholders and academic participants who have strived hard to improve the quality of futuristic technologies which shall impact the future of the agricultural sector. The research study also provides useful insights which can be helpful in enhancing the agricultural efficiency and also provides sustainable approaches that can make this world a better place to live in.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Key Findings
  • Agricultural Sector Overview
    • Significance of Agriculture: Agriculture is a Major Employment Provider in Developing Countries
    • Future Needs of Agriculture : Increased Yield is of Utmost Necessity to Meet the Growing Demand for Food
    • Emerging Technologies in Agriculture Addressing the Future Needs: 12 Emerging Technologies Have Been Identified
    • Industry Drivers and Challenges: Higher Yields Are Expected to Act as a Major Driver for the Adoption of Emerging Agricultural Technologies
    • Industry Drivers and Challenges
    • Industry Value Chain: The Value Chain Consists of Six Major Elements
    • Industry Value Chain
  • Key Emerging Technologies
    • Precision Agriculture
      • Precision Agriculture: Accurate Data Enables Improved Crop yields
      • Regional Trends: The Maximum Number of Patents Is Witnessed in the US
      • Drivers and Restraints: Precision Agriculture Enables Increased Profitability
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies Use Yield Mapping and Crop Health Monitoring in Precision Agriculture to Increase Crop Production
  • Vertical Farming
    • Regional Trends: US Has the Maximum Number of Patents Filed
      • Drivers and Restraints: High Capital Expenditure Acts as a Major Deterrent for Adoption of Vertical Farming
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies Following Hydroponic and Aeroponic Techniques in Vertical Farming Have High Productivity and Yield Per Area
  • Integrated Pest Management
    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
      • Regional Trends: Significant Levels of Technology Adoption Observed in North America with Increased Funding and IP
      • Drivers and Restraints: IPM Reduces the Level of Pesticides in the Food Value Chain
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies Focus on Natural Pest Control Methods in IPM to Increase Crop Protection
  • Water Conservation Technologies
    • Water Conservation Technologies in Agriculture
      • Regional Trends: Increasing Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies Is Seen in North America and China
      • Drivers and Restraints: Scarce availability of Water Resources propels the Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies Introduce Microirrigation Systems and Leakage Monitoring in Water Management to Reduce Excess Utilization of Fresh Water Resources
  • Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers
    • Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs)
      • Regional Trends: US Leads in the Number of Patents Filed
      • Drivers and Restraints: EEF Reduces Soil and Environmental Pollution to a Significant Extent
      • Drivers and Restraints: Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Enables Increased Profitability
      • Companies Strive to Maintain Nutrient Levels in the Soil Using EFFs to Increase Crop Yield Per Hectare
  • Agricultural Robots
    • Regional Trends: Sizable Funding Is Available in the North American and European Regions
      • Drivers and Restraints: Farm Labor Shortage Is a Major Driving Factor for Adoption of Agricultural Robots
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • UAVs with Computer Control Systems Are Incorporated to Reduce Manual Labor and Increase Efficiency
  • Atmospheric Water Generation
    • Atmospheric Water Generator
      • Regional Trends: AWG Has Been Attracting Funding in all Major Regions across the Globe
      • Drivers and Restraints: Water Scarcity in Many Regions Are Driving Interest toward AWG Development
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies Generate Water from Atmosphere without Using Water Source as Input Source
  • LED Indoor Crop Technology
    • Regional Trends: Highest Funding Activity Was Observed in APAC
      • Drivers and Restraints: Technology Enables Reduced Interference from Weather Vagaries
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies with LED Light-based Intense Farming for Nutritious Crops with High Yield and Faster Harvest Cycles
  • Agricultural Waste Upcycling (AWU)
    • Agricultural Waste Upcycling
      • Regional Trends: North America Has the Maximum Number of Patents
      • Drivers and Restraints: Agricultural Waste Upcycling Enables Reduced Green House Gas Emissions
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies Follow Advanced Waste Recycling Solutions to Reduce Workload on Landfills and Managing Waste to Establish Sustainability
  • Equipment Telematics
    • Equipment Telematics for Agriculture
      • Regional Trends: North America Sees the Highest Number of Patents
      • Drivers and Restraints: Real-time Information Drives the Increase in Fuel Efficiency Usage
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Companies Innovate Using Machine-to-Machine Interaction to Enhance Agriculture in an Efficient Way
  • Livestock Biometrics
    • Funding and Patent Patterns: Specific Funding Avenues for Technology Development Are Low
      • Drivers and Restraints: Improved Accuracy in Monitoring and Increased Productivity are the Major Drivers for Livestock Biometrics
      • Drivers and Restraints: Non-invasive Biometric Technologies are not Vulnerable to Losses or Duplications
      • Livestock Biometrics Is Increasingly Becoming an Important Part of Efficient Agriculture
  • Crop Sensors
    • Funding and Patent Patterns: Funding Sources for Technology Development Are Mostly Private in Nature
      • Drivers and Restraints: Significant Capital Investment Hinder the Adoption of the Technology
      • Drivers and Restraints
      • Nitrogen Measurement in Crops Is One of the Major Focal Areas for Crop Sensors
  • Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 1: Sustainable Agricultural Practices – New Capabilities
    • Growth Opportunity 1: Sustainable Agricultural Practices - Geographic Expansion
    • Growth Opportunity 2: Increased Crop Output - New Capabilities
    • Growth Opportunity 2: Increased Crop Output – Geographic Expansion
    • Growth Opportunity 3: Intelligent Farms - New Capabilities
    • Growth Opportunity 2: Intelligent Farms - Geographic Expansion
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
    • Technology Roadmap : Emerging trends that can be implemented in the future
  • Analyst Insights
    • The Agricultural Sector Is Expected to Experience Maximum Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region
    • Utilization of Technologies Makes Agriculture More Efficient and Productive
  • Key Patents and Contacts
    • Key Patents Related to Precision Agriculture and Crop Sensors
    • Key Patents Related to Agricultural Robots and Vertical Farming
    • Key Patents for Integrated Pest Management and Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers
    • Key Patents for Water Conservation Technologies and Livestock Biometrics
    • Key Patents for Atmospheric Water Generation and Agricultural Waste Upcycling
    • Key Patents for Equipment Telematics and LED Indoor Crop Technology
    • Key Contacts

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