Micro Farming Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Micro Farming Market Overview:

The global Micro Farming Market size is estimated to reach $338 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period 2024-2030. The primary reasons driving the micro farming market are rising urbanization worldwide and the growing popularity of micro farming due to the availability of fresh healthy goods at competitive pricing and cheaper transportation costs. Adoption of micro farming is increasing because of the numerous benefits it provides, such as food security and transparency, urban sustainability, health and nutrition considerations, and education, as well as the rising desire for locally grown food items among the people. The growing rate of urban agricultural projects, which offers job opportunities, produces money, stimulates the local economy, and assists small enterprises in developing, as well as the growing adoption of organic food due to the incidence of chronic diseases, are factors driving the micro farming market.

Moreover, The expanding demand for high-quality fresh food grown without the use of chemicals, the depletion of groundwater, and the increased necessity to produce vegetables and fruits in small places are all driving the micro farming business. Furthermore, the affordability of fresh food, higher production compared to conventional farming, and increasing investment in these initiatives all benefit the micro farming industry.
Market Snapshot:

Micro Farming market - Report Coverage:

The “Micro Farming market - Forecast (2024-2030)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Micro Farming Market.

COVID-19 / Ukraine Crisis - Impact Analysis: 

The pandemic raised awareness about the importance of local food sources and food security. Consumers became more interested in supporting local farmers and buying fresh produce, leading to a potential increase in demand for micro-farm products. The pandemic caused disruptions in global supply chains, affecting access to agricultural inputs like seeds, fertilizers, and equipment. Micro farmers may have faced challenges in obtaining these essential resources. With restaurants and institutions closing or operating at limited capacity during lockdowns, the demand for certain micro-farm produce, especially specialty items used in restaurants, might have decreased.

The war led to damage to farmlands, irrigation systems, and agricultural infrastructure, resulting in reduced agricultural output. Farmers in conflict-affected areas may struggle to grow and harvest crops, leading to food shortages and decreased market supply. Ongoing conflicts can deter investors and financial institutions from investing in agriculture, including micro farming ventures. The lack of investment can hinder the expansion and growth of micro farming businesses.

Key Takeaways:

Asia Pacific Exhibits Fastest Growth

The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to experience remarkable revenue growth during the forecast period due to several factors. These include a continuously growing population, reduced reliance on climate conditions for crop cultivation, higher demand for high-yield crops, and a rising focus on producing healthy, nutritious, and chemical-free produce. Furthermore, the increasing urbanization in the Asia Pacific countries, coupled with limited availability of arable lands, is expected to drive the adoption of urban farming. The use of advanced urban farming techniques and equipment is likely to boost annual crop production, while major companies' investments in the market are significant contributors to the overall revenue share of the urban farming sector.

Rising Urbanization and Limited Arable Land driving Micro Farming Market

As urban populations continue to expand, the demand for fresh, locally produced food has risen. Micro farming, characterized by small-scale, local agricultural practices, emerges as a practical solution to meet this demand by providing urban consumers with fresh produce without the necessity for extensive transportation. This approach proves effective in cultivating food within limited spaces like rooftops, balconies, and community gardens, optimizing the use of urban areas. As the urban population burgeons, ensuring food security becomes a pressing issue. Micro farming addresses this concern by empowering individuals and communities to cultivate their own food, diminishing dependence on external food sources and fostering increased self-sufficiency.

Local Food Movement to boost market expansion

Consumers are increasingly seeking fresh and locally sourced food products. Micro farming allows for the production of crops in close proximity to urban centers and consumers, ensuring that produce is harvested at its peak freshness and delivered quickly to local markets. The local food movement aims to reduce the distance food travels from farm to plate, known as food miles. Micro farming, with its focus on producing food locally, significantly reduces the need for long-distance transportation, leading to a lower carbon footprint and energy consumption.

Food Security and Self-Sufficiency

Empowering both individuals and communities, micro farming facilitates self-reliance in food production, thereby fortifying food security and diminishing dependence on external sources. This method fosters a feeling of self-sufficiency in meeting nutritional requirements. Moreover, micro farming functions as a vital safeguard during periods of worldwide disturbances, including natural disasters or pandemics, guaranteeing a steady supply of local food. Countries relying extensively on food imports face vulnerabilities related to price fluctuations, geopolitical tensions, and trade restrictions. Micro farming addresses these vulnerabilities by reducing dependence on imported food items, promoting a food system that is more self-sustainable and resilient.

Regulatory and Zoning Issues may hamper the market growth

Some urban areas may have zoning regulations that prohibit or restrict agricultural activities, including small-scale farming. Micro farmers may face legal barriers when attempting to establish or expand their operations. Zoning regulations often designate specific land uses for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes. Micro farming may not be allowed in certain zones, making it difficult for individuals to find suitable spaces to practice agriculture. Zoning regulations may impose minimum lot sizes or setback requirements for agricultural activities, which could limit the size and location of micro farms within urban areas.

Limited Scale and Output can be a challenge for Micro Farming Market

Micro farming, by its nature, operates on a small scale, which can limit the overall output of agricultural produce. This may not be sufficient to meet the demands of large urban populations or commercial markets. Micro farms may not be able to meet the demands of large markets or supply chain requirements. Commercial buyers may prefer to source from larger farms that can provide a consistent and significant volume of produce. Micro farms may face higher production costs per unit of output compared to larger farms. This can lead to thinner profit margins, making it challenging for micro farmers to sustain their operations and invest in expansion.

Key Market Players:

Product/Service launches, approvals, patents and events, acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations are key strategies adopted by players in the Micro Farming Market. The top 10 companies in this industry are listed below:

  1. GrowUp Farms Ltd.
  2. Argus Control Systems Ltd.
  3. Sky Urban Solutions Holding Pte Ltd.
  4. Freight Farms, Inc.
  5. BrightFarms, Inc.
  6. General Hydroponics, Inc.
  7. Gotham Greens Holdings, LLC
  8. UrbanFarmers AG
  9. AeroFarm Systems
  10. Altius Farms, Inc.

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Market Size in 2030

$338 billion

Segments Covered

Farm Type, By Growing Medium, By Farming, By Crop Type, By Geography

Geographies Covered

North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Rest of South America), Rest of the World (Middle East and Africa).

Key Market Players

       GrowUp Farms Ltd.

       Argus Control Systems Ltd.

       Sky Urban Solutions Holding Pte Ltd.

       Freight Farms, Inc.

       BrightFarms, Inc.

       General Hydroponics, Inc.

       Gotham Greens Holdings, LLC.

       UrbanFarmers AG

       AeroFarm Systems

       Altius Farms, Inc

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1. Micro Farming Market - Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Micro Farming Market - Executive Summary
3. Micro Farming Market - Comparative Analysis
    3.1 Company Benchmarking - Key Companies
    3.2 Global Financial Analysis - Key Companies
    3.3 Market Share Analysis - Key Companies
    3.4 Patent Analysis
    3.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Micro Farming Market - Start-up Companies Scenario  
    4.1 Key Start-up Company Analysis by
    4.1.1 Investment
    4.1.2 Revenue
    4.1.3 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Micro Farming Market – Market Entry Scenario Premium  
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Case Studies of Successful Ventures
6. Micro Farming Market - Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints/Challenges
    6.3 Porter's Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Micro Farming Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Market Life Cycle
8. Micro Farming Market – by Farm Type (Market Size – $Million/$Billion) 
    8.1 Commercial
    8.2 Community
    8.3 Home Gardens
    8.4 Corporate
    8.5 Others
9. Micro Farming Market – by Growing Medium (Market Size – $Million/$Billion) 
    9.1 Hydroponics
    9.2 Aquaponics
    9.3 Aeroponics
10. Micro Farming Market – by Farming (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
   10.1 Indoor Farming
   10.2 Outdoor Farming
11. Micro Farming Market – by Crop Type (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
   11.1 Food Crops
   11.2 Non-Food Crops
12. Micro Farming Market – by Geography (Market Size – $Million/$Billion) 
    12.1. North America
        12.1.1 The U.S.
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 The UK
        12.2.2 Germany
        12.2.3 France
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 Spain
        12.2.6 Russia
        12.2.7 The Rest of Europe
    12.3 Asia-Pacific
        12.3.1 China
        12.3.2 India
        12.3.3 Japan
        12.3.4 South Korea
        12.3.5 Australia & New Zealand
        12.3.6 The Rest of Asia-Pacific
    12.4 South America
        12.4.1 Brazil
        12.4.2 Argentina
        12.4.3 Chile
        12.4.4 Colombia
        12.4.5 The Rest of South America
    12.5 The Rest of the World
        12.5.1 The Middle East
        12.5.2 Africa
13. Micro Farming Market – Entropy
14. Micro Farming Market – Industry/Segment Competition Landscape  
    14.1 Market Share Analysis
        14.1.1 Market Share by Product Type – Key Companies
        14.1.2 Market Share by Region – Key Companies
        14.1.3 Market Share by Country – Key Companies
    14.2 Competition Matrix
    14.3 Best Practices for Companies
15. Micro Farming Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
16. Micro Farming Market - Company Analysis
16.1 GrowUp Farms Ltd.
16.2 Argus Control Systems Ltd.
16.3 Sky Urban Solutions Holding Pte Ltd.
16.4 Freight Farms, Inc.
16.5 BrightFarms, Inc.
16.6 General Hydroponics, Inc.
16.7 Gotham Greens Holdings, LLC.
16.8 UrbanFarmers AG
16.9 AeroFarm Systems 
16.10 Altius Farms, Inc

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The Micro Farming Market is projected to grow at 4.7% CAGR during the forecast period 2023-2030.

The global Micro Farming Market size is estimated to be $245 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach $338 billion by 2030.

The leading players in the Micro Farming market are GrowUp Farms Ltd., Argus Control Systems Ltd., Sky Urban Solutions Holding Pte Ltd., Freight Farms, Inc., BrightFarms, Inc., General Hydroponics, Inc., Gotham Greens Holdings, LLC., UrbanFarmers AG, AeroFarm Systems and Altius Farms, Inc.

The Micro Farming market is expected to experience significant growth in the coming years due to several trends in Vertical and Indoor Farming, Sustainable and Regenerative Practices, Local Food Movements, Collaborative Farming Models and Integration with Smart Cities. These are some major trends that will shape the micro farming market in the future.

Rising Demand for Local and Fresh Produce, Urbanization and Limited Arable Land, Food Security and Self-Sufficiency, Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Practices, Year-Round Crop Production are some driving factors and opportunities for the Micro Farming market.