Vertical Farming Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Vertical Farming Market Expected to reach a high CAGR of 24.6% By 2029: DataM Intelligence.

Global Vertical Farming Market is segmented By Technique (Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics), By Type (Outdoor farming, Indoor Farming), By Distribution Channel (Fruits & Vegetables, Flowers, Medicinal Plants, Spices and others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

Global "Vertical Farming Market" Expected to reach a high CAGR of 24.6%  during the forecasting period  (2022 - 2029).

The decreasing arable land and depleting natural resources are motivating the crop growing communities towards effective farming practices that follow the ‘law of minimum’. Vertical farming, which involves controlled production of plants in multiple vertical layered setups, such as controlled-environment buildings, repurposed warehouses, growth chambers, and shipping containers evolved as a solution. The major advantages associated with vertical farming include reduced agricultural runoff, optimized energy usage, minimum overheads, and low labor costs. The use of innovative irrigation systems and lighting methods enable vertical farming to support food production throughout the year.


Market Dynamics:

The growing demand for precision farming owing to declining arable land other natural resources is the primary factor for the growth of the vertical farming market. The rising population across the globe is increasing the demand for food. However, the area of cultivable land is declining across the globe owing to factors such as urbanization, soil erosion, and over-cultivation. This is driving the need for sustainable farming practices that ensure larger yields with minimal utilization.  Vertical farming evolved as an effective alternative to traditional farming practices owing to its high yielding potential at minimum inputs. Vertical farms consume 90% less water compared with traditional farming and produce low Co2 emissions.

Minimum food transportation and higher crop yield led to increased adoption by the local farmers in sustainable farming technologies. Growing consumer demand for organic food and similar features practiced in vertical farming is another factor contributing to the growth of the global vertical farming market. These vertical farming methods restrict the use of synthetic pesticides, growth hormones, and antibiotics, allowing the produce to meet organic standards. According to the Organic Industry Survey conducted by Organic Trade Association in May 2018, the annual sale of Organic food in the United States increased from USD 45.2 Billion in 2017 to USD 47.9 Billion in 2018. Advancements in data-driven technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data are leveraging vertical farming practices. The utilization of these technologies enables the quick collection of high-quality data related to plant growth, thus enabling the growers to effectively control the farm.

High energy consumption associated with vertical farming and high cost of produce over conventional farming is hindering the growth of the global vertical farming market.

Segment Analysis

The global vertical farming market is segmented on the basis of technology into aeroponics, aquaponics, and hydroponics. Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in a moist environment without using soil or water as a medium. The major benefits associated with aeroponics farming include minimal electricity consumption, less maintenance, disease-free plants, and improved production rate compared with traditional methods. Aeroponics possesses the unique ability to reduce the time to market new varieties by 50%. Increasing adoption of Aeroponics by the major seed producers for the development of disease-free and high-quality seed is expected to boost the market for Aeroponics across the globe. Growing establishments of skyscrapers with green landscapes to meet the growing demand for fresh and organic vegetables in urban environments is another factor expected to boost the market for Aeroponics.

Geographical Presentation

By region, the global vertical farming market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa.

North America is expected to dominate the global vertical farming market owing to a large number of vertical farming centers across the region and growing consumer demand for fresh and organic vegetables produced from vertical farming technologies. Major food chains and grocery stores are adding freshly produced fruits and vegetables from vertical farming companies to their aisle due to easy availability and organic nature. The grocery stores on the East Coast of the United States such as Whole Foods, ShopRite, and Fresh Direct are selling high-end baby greens produced from Aerofarms. The dining halls at Goldman Sachs and The New York times have initiated the purchase of greens from major vertical farming companies such as AeroFarms. Urban farming of leaves and vegetables through vertical farming technologies reduces the travel time and delivery time, thereby improving the nutritional content of the greens and vegetables. Growing government funding activities for the development of urban farming techniques are additionally contributing to the growth of the North America vertical farming market. In 2017, The Manhattan Borough President Office has funded USD 1 million discretionary capital funding for an urban agriculture programs focused on hydroponics and aquaponics.

Competitive Analysis

The market is expected to foresee major investment from venture capitalists into innovative startups based on vertical farming. Growing demand for sustainable agricultural techniques and increased funding by government organizations in sustainable agricultural practices is expected to boost establishments of new vertical farms across the globe.

Some of the key players in the global vertical farming market include AeroFarms LLC, Plenty Unlimited Inc, Green Spirit farms LLC, and Bowery Farming Inc.

The global vertical farming market is experiencing new farm establishments in developing nations to cater to the consumer demand for fresh and organic foods. For instance,

  • In January 2019, Local grown Salads launched Indoor Vertical farms in Opportunity zones located in Baltimore, Washington DC, and Nashville. Local Grown Salads provide Ready-to-Eat Salads, Ready-To-Use herbs, and vegetables that are Organic, GMO-Free, herbicide & Insecticide free.

  • In November 2016, Mahindra HZPC launched an aeroponics facility at Mohali in India to provide high-quality seed potatoes for Indian farmers.

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