Micro-irrigation industry to grow at CAGR of 5 per cent

shutterstock 304307447Micro-irrigation is growing in popularity in water scare regions. (Photo: Floki/Shutterstock)The global micro-irrigation systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR over five per cent from 2016 to 2022 according to a report published by Market Research Future

Micro-irrigation is an approach to irrigation that reduces the water demand in farming and it was driven by commercial farmers in dry regions of United States of America and Israel in farming areas where water is scarce. Many parts of the world are now using micro-irrigation technology especially small scale farmers in developing countries are slowly adopting this technique. A number of organisation are looking at the way to reduce the cost of micro-irrigation and coming up with different innovative approaches such as drip irrigation and pipe irrigation.

Global micro-irrigation systems market is mainly driven by increasing concern over exhausting water resources and need for efficient use of water, especially in regions where water is scarce, the report notes. Many local governments are encouraging farmers to implement micro-irrigation systems as a standard practice to conserve water which is also driving market growth. Reduction in rainfall due to climate change and pressure to fulfil demand of quality products is supporting the growth of market.

The report lists the major key players in the micro-irrigation systems market as Akplas (Turkey), Netafim Ltd Corporate (Israel), Jain irrigation systems (India), Irritec (Italy), Rivulis (Israel), Hunter Industries (US), Antelco (Australia), Lindsay Corporation (US), The Toro Company (US) and Weishi Huifa Machinery Plant (China).

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