Agriculture Drones Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Agriculture Drones Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : January, 2023 | Semiconductor & Electronics

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Agriculture Drones Market - Snapshot

With increased trend of adopting advanced technologies in the agriculture sector, there is significant growth in the popularity of agriculture drones across the globe. The devices are increasingly used for performing various agriculture activities such as collection of precise information, which can be helpful for farmers to supervise crop health, reduce the impacts of climate change, and efficiently locate weed.

Agriculture drones can be helpful in even spraying of pesticide and crops in order to achieve increased yield. On the back of these advantages, the global agriculture drones market is estimated to witness prominent sales opportunities in the upcoming years.

Surge in need for improved agricultural output is resulting into growth in demand for agriculture drones from all across the globe. Apart from this, government bodies of many countries are encouraging farmers to utilize advanced technologies for varied farming activities. This factor is estimated to result into increased sales opportunities for companies operating in the global agriculture drone market in the years to come.

In recent years, there is notable growth in awareness about the concept of precision farming. Moreover, the availability of innovative, technologically advanced, and low-cost products is expected to boost the expansion of the global agriculture drones market.

Major companies operating in the global agriculture drones market are increasing investments in the R&D activities. This strategy is utilized by players for product innovations. Moreover, several companies in the market are focused on entering into collaboration and partnership agreements with small companies as well as software providers. These factors are likely to fuel the growth of the global agriculture drone market.

The North America agriculture drone market is likely to experience promising growth opportunities in the upcoming years. This growth can be attributed to many factors including early adoption of advanced technologies in the regional agriculture sector.

Global Agriculture Drones Market: Overview 

The global market for agricultural drones is likely to gain impetus in the forthcoming years. New entrants will mark the vendor landscape of the global agriculture drone market. These new entries will bring advanced technology and more innovation along with them and propel agriculture drones market towards further growth and prosperity, notes Transparency Market Research in its recent study on agriculture drones. 

Unmanned aerial vehicle, better known as drones, is the aircraft can be maneuvered without the assistance of any human pilot. It has come into existence quite some time ago and is utilized in various industries, such as agriculture, military, mining, and construction. The agricultural usages of drones have gained substantial traction in recent times. It is after the world started experiencing population explosion that led towards the rising need for food. However, use of drones for agriculture with acute precision has been since the 1990s in some parts of North America, Europe, and Asia-pacific. These drones were widely utilized for the purpose of spraying crops, pesticides in the farm area and are still being utilized in the same way for the same purpose in many parts of the world. The agriculture drone market is, as such, the considered most lucrative market that is projected to metamorphose the way of farming. 

The global market for agriculture drones has been segmented based on offering, application, component, and region. Agriculture drones for software and services is expected to rise at ahigher CAGR over the period of forecast. This growth is mainly due to substantial funding done by the investors and venture capitalists in the start-up companies, which are offering analytics and software to digitize the information gathered by drones. These investments are primarily meant for data analytics, imaging, and mapping software. 

Global Agriculture Drones Market: Notable Developments 

Some of notable developments pertaining to the competitive landscape of this market are: 

  • In April 2019, France-based Parrot Drones revealed ANAFI Thermal. It is an all-in-one drone-based thermography solution with proven outstanding performance and reliability. 
  • In March 2019, China based DJI launched DJI Terra, which is a new software tool that converts data collected by drone into digital maps and 3D models for easy analysis and decision-making.
  • In March 2019, AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. , based out of the U.S, launched ParkView. It is a proprietary data analytics and aerial imagery platform, which is particularly designed for supporting and assessing sustainability initiatives involving recreation, state, federal public parks, and municipal areas. 
  • Leading players of the global agriculture drones market comprise Ideaforge India Private Ltd, Delair Technologies Inc., Yamaha Corporation, Honeycomb Corporation, Ag Eagle Aerial Systems, and Precision Hawk. Prominent players in the global agriculture drones market are entering into collaborations with software providers and small players are trying to bring advanced yet easy-to-use drone packages. 

Global Agriculture Drones Market: Growth Drivers 

  • Increasing Awareness about Huge Benefits of Drones 

Prominent factors that would lead to the progress of agriculture drones market are need to better agricultural output, government support to make use of latest technologies in agriculture and improved awareness about precision farming. Drones are able to generate precise data, which can be useful for farmers to supervise crop health, diminish the effect of climate change, and effectively locate weed. The drones are also useful in uniform spraying of pesticide and crops for better yield.  

  • Advancement in Technology to Usher in Further Market Growth 

The growing numbers of low-cost, innovative, and technologically advanced products in the global agriculture drones market are also contributing towards lucrative growth prospects of the market. Speedy research and development activities in the stream of robotics in Asia Pacific is expected result in the promising development of the global agriculture drone market. 

Global Agriculture Drones Market: Regional Outlook 

On the basis of region, the global agriculture drones market has been divided into North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and Europe. North America is projected to occupy the lion’s share of the global agriculture drones market over the period of forecast. Such growth is due to the exemption from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the part 107 rule, which leads to increased adoption of drones in the agricultural sector. 

The global agriculture drones market is segmented as:  

On the basis of offering

  • Hardware and Software
  • Services

On the basis of application

  • Precision Farming
  • Livestock Monitoring
  • Precision Fish Farming
  • Smart Greenhouse 

On the basis of components

  • Frames
  • Controller Systems
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Camera Systems
  • Navigation Systems
  • Batteries
  • Others

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