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Asia-Pacific micro irrigation market set for a rapid growth

A number of factors have helped establish modernised irrigation systems across the region. (Image source: AxxLC/Pixabay)

The micro-irrigation systems market in the Asia-Pacific is set to fast progress at a CAGR of 19.19 per cent in the forecast period 2019-2027, according to ResearchAndMarkets

China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, ASEAN countries and countries in rest of APAC together form the Asia-Pacific market for micro-irrigation systems.

Agriculture has played a crucial role in the growth of Japan's economy since the longest time, with rice production contributing significantly to its growth. Post-World War II, Japan became one of the world's largest economies, and its growth was bolstered owing to the country's enhanced focus on manufacturing, technology and exports.

Japan's agricultural industry has been at the forefront, considering the adoption of various advanced solutions for effective farming. Incorporating micro-irrigation practices has helped farmers in the country to raise the quantity of agricultural produce. Several manufacturers are developing faster and cheaper micro-irrigation systems to push the growth of the Japanese market for micro-irrigation systems. Historically, there has been extensive rice cultivation and paddy field irrigation in South Korea.

Policies by the government for the development of agricultural infrastructure and large-scale projects for agricultural land and water development, coupled with the rapid economic growth, have helped establish modernised irrigation systems across the nation.

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), in October 2017, registered two of South Korea's reservoirs (Hapdeok Reservoir and the Manseokgeo Reservoir) as world heritage structures for irrigation.