Precision Agriculture Market Share, Size, Emerging Trends and Analysis to 2022

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, World Precision Agriculture Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 20152022, the global precision agriculture market is expected to generate revenue of $7.8 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 14.9% from 2016 to 2022. Precision agriculture is a farming technique associated with application of different technologies and solutions to enable efficient farming and improve crop yield. It presents significant potential in enhancing food productivity while at the same time providing sustainable management of resources.
Precision agriculture technologies include GPS, GIS, telematics, Variable rate technology (VRT), and remote sensing. Among the mentioned technologies, GPS is the largest revenue contributor, owing to its ability to help farmers and agriculture service providers to automatically record the field data and apply variable rate of inputs to smaller areas within larger fields. From a growth perspective, geographic information system (GIS) technology is anticipated to exhibit the highest CAGR of 15.7%, driven by higher adoption mainly in North America and Europe.

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Among the component segments, hardware accounted for the higher revenue share in 2015, owing to high demand of hardware components such as drone, ASS, and RADAR. The software market, encompassing inventory management software, people management software and financial management software among others, is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period with a CAGR of over 15%, owing to its ability of these software to enhance equipments operating efficiency and smartphone integration with field machinery and devices for easy access of information.

North America presently leads the market, on account of high investment in agriculture technologies, high awareness...