Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture

Emerging technologies in agriculture will play a significant role in improving the efficiency and predictability of agriculture

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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.

Table of Contents

1.0 Executive Summary1.1 Research Scope1.2 Research Process and Methodology1.3 Key Findings1.3 Key Findings (continued) 2.0 Agricultural Sector Overview2.1 Significance of Agriculture: Agriculture is a Major Employment Provider in Developing Countries 2.2 Future Needs of Agriculture : Increased Yield is of Utmost Necessity to Meet the Growing Demand for Food2.3 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture Addressing the Future Needs: 12 Emerging Technologies Have Been Identified 2.4 Industry Drivers and Restraints : Higher Yields Are Expected to Act as a Major Driver for the Adoption of Emerging Agricultural Technologies 2.4 Industry Drivers and Restraints (continued) 2.5 Industry Value Chain: The Value Chain Consists of Six Major Elements 2.5 Industry Value Chain (continued) 2.5 Industry Value Chain (continued) 3.0 Key Emerging Technologies3.1.1 Precision Agriculture: Accurate Data Enables Improved Crop Yields3.1.2 Regional Trends: The Maximum Number of Patents Is Witnessed in the US 3.1.3 Drivers and Restraints: Precision Agriculture Enables Increased Profitability 3.1.4 Drivers and Restraints: Sensors Play A Major Role in Reducing Water and Nutrient Requirements 3.1.5 Companies Use Yield Mapping and Crop Health Monitoring in Precision Agriculture to Increase Crop Production3.2 Vertical Farming3.2.1 Vertical Farming3.2.2 Regional Trends: US Has the Maximum Number of Patents Filed3.2.3 Drivers and Restraints: High Capital Expenditure Acts as a Major Deterrent for Adoption of Vertical Farming3.2.4 Drivers and Restraints: Better Crop Characteristics Act as a Major Driver For Adoption 3.2.5 Companies Following Hydroponic and Aeroponic Techniques in Vertical Farming Have High Productivity and Yield Per Area3.3 Integrated Pest Management3.3.1 Integrated Pest Management (IPM)3.3.2 Regional Trends: Significant Levels of Technology Adoption Observed in North America with Increased Funding and IP3.3.3 Drivers and Restraints: IPM Reduces the Level of Pesticides in the Food Value Chain 3.3.4 Drivers and Restraints: IPM Reduces Elimination of Beneficial Organisms from the Ecosystem 3.3.5 Companies Focus on Natural Pest Control Methods in IPM to Increase Crop Protection3.4 Water Conservation Technologies3.4.1 Water Conservation Technologies in Agriculture3.4.2 Regional Trends: Increasing Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies Is Seen in North America and China 3.4.3 Drivers and Restraints: Scarce availability of Water Resources propels the Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies3.4.4 Drivers and Restraints: Real Time Measurement Of Water Utilization is the Preliminary Step Towards Reducing Water Usage3.4.5 Companies Introduce Microirrigation Systems and Leakage Monitoring in Water Management to Reduce Excess Utilization of Fresh Water Resources3.5 Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers3.5.1 Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs)3.5.2 Regional Trends: US Leads in the Number of Patents Filed3.5.3 Drivers and Restraints: EEF Reduces Soil and Environmental Pollution to a Significant Extent3.5.4 Drivers and Restraints: Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Enables Increased Profitability 3.5.5 Companies Strive to Maintain Nutrient Levels in the Soil Using EFFs to Increase Crop Yield Per Hectare3.6 Agricultural Robots3.6.1 Agricultural Robots3.6.2 Regional Trends: Sizable Funding Is Available in the North American and European Regions 3.6.3 Drivers and Restraints: Farm Labor Shortage Is a Major Driving Factor for Adoption of Agricultural Robots 3.6.4 Drivers and Restraints: Agricultural Robots Enable Improved Optimization in Harvest Timings 3.6.5 UAVs with Computer Control Systems Are Incorporated to Reduce Manual Labor and Increase Efficiency 3.7 Atmospheric Water Generation3.7.1 Atmospheric Water Generator3.7.2 Regional Trends: AWG Has Been Attracting Funding in all Major Regions across the Globe3.7.3 Drivers and Restraints: Water Scarcity in Many Regions are Driving Interest toward AWG Development3.7.4 Drivers and Restraints: AWGs Utilizing RE Would Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels 3.7.5 Companies Generate Water from Atmosphere without Using Water Source as Input Source3.8 LED Indoor Crop Technology3.8.1 LED Indoor Crop Technology3.8.2 Regional Trends: Highest Funding Activity Was Observed in APAC3.8.3 Drivers and Restraints: Technology Enables Reduced Interference from Weather Vagaries3.8.4 Drivers and Restraints: LED Technology Enables Prolonged Photosynthetic Processes3.8.5 Companies with LED Light-based Intense Farming for Nutritious Crops with High Yield and Faster Harvest Cycles3.9 Agricultural Waste Upcycling (AWU)3.9.1 Agricultural Waste Upcycling3.9.2 Regional Trends: North America Has the Maximum Number of Patents 3.9.3 Drivers and Restraints: Agricultural Waste Upcycling Enables Reduced Green House Gas Emissions3.9.4 Drivers and Restraints: Agricultural Waste Upcycling Drives Reduced GHG Emissions, Waste Generation and Energy Consumption 3.9.5 Companies Follow Advanced Waste Recycling Solutions to Reduce Workload on Landfills and Managing Waste to Establish Sustainability3.10 Equipment Telematics3.10.1 Equipment Telematics for Agriculture 3.10.2 Regional Trends: North America Sees the Highest Number of Patents 3.10.3 Drivers and Restraints: Real-time Information Drives the Increase in Fuel Efficiency Usage3.10.4 Drivers and Restraints: Quick Response Time is Increasingly Driving the Adoption of Equipment Telematics3.10.5 Companies Innovate Using Machine-to-Machine Interaction to Enhance Agriculture in an Efficient Way3.11 Livestock Biometrics3.11.1 Livestock Biometrics 3.11.2 Funding and Patent Patterns: Specific Funding Avenues for Technology Development Are Low 3.11.3 Drivers and Restraints: Improved Accuracy in Monitoring and Increased Productivity are the Major Drivers for Livestock Biometrics 3.11.4 Drivers and Restraints: Non-invasive Biometric Technologies are not Vulnerable to Losses or Duplications 3.11.5 Livestock Biometrics Is Increasingly Becoming an Important Part of Efficient Agriculture3.12 Crop Sensors3.12.1 Crop Sensors 3.12.2 Funding and Patent Patterns: Funding Sources for Technology Development Are Mostly Private in Nature 3.12.3 Drivers and Restraints: Significant Capital Investment Hinder the Adoption of the Technology 3.12.4 Drivers and Restraints: Low Connectivity in Certain Regions is Hindering the Adoption of Sensors 3.12.5 Nitrogen Measurement in Crops Is One of the Major Focal Areas for Crop Sensors4.0 Growth Opportunities 4.1 Growth Opportunity 1: Sustainable Agricultural Practices — New Capabilities4.2 Growth Opportunity 1: Sustainable Agricultural Practices —Geographic Expansion4.3 Growth Opportunity 2: Increased Crop Output — New Capabilities4.4 Growth Opportunity 2: Increased Crop Output — Geographic Expansion4.5 Growth Opportunity 3: Intelligent Farms — New Capabilities4.6 Growth Opportunity 2: Intelligent Farms — Geographic Expansion4.7 Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth 4.8 Technology Roadmap : Emerging Trends that can be Implemented in the Future 5.0 Analyst Insights 5.1The Agricultural Sector Is Expected to Experience Maximum Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region5.2Utilization of Technologies Makes Agriculture More Efficient and Productive 6.0 Key Patents and Contacts 6.1 Key Patents Related to Precision Agriculture and Crop Sensors6.2 Key Patents Related to Agricultural Robots and Vertical Farming6.3 Key Patents for Integrated Pest Management and Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers6.4 Key Patents for Water Conservation Technologies and Livestock Biometrics6.5 Key Patents for Atmospheric Water Generation and Agricultural Waste Upcycling6.6 Key Patents for Equipment Telematics and LED Indoor Crop Technology6.7 Key ContactsLegal Disclaimer 7.0 The Frost & Sullivan Story 7.1 The Frost & Sullivan Story7.2 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company and Career7.3 Global Perspective7.4 Industry Convergence7.5 360º Research Perspective7.6 Implementation Excellence7.7 Our Blue Ocean Strategy




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