Drip irrigation systems are used for agricultural irrigation practices as it allows water to drip slowly to the roots of plants through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is considered one of the most efficient irrigation methods as it reduces water usage by localized application of water directly to plant roots. Drip irrigation is widely used for row crops, vegetables, fruits, plant nurseries, and commercial greenhouses. It offers advantages such as water conservation, higher crop yields, cost savings, and ability to use treated or mixed fertilizer solutions. Growing agricultural development and adoption of advanced irrigation techniques in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been driving the demand for drip irrigation systems. Countries are focusing on improving food security and adapting to climate change through efficient utilization of water resources and sustainable agriculture practices.
The global MENA Drip Irrigation System Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 508.63 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.6% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Growing agricultural development in the MENA region: Agricultural development has been prioritized in the MENA region to improve food security through self-sufficiency and attainment of sustainable production. Countries are promoting large-scale farming, high-value crops, and modern agriculture techniques. Adoption of drip irrigation systems is expected to aid in optimal utilization of water resources and expand cultivable areas.
Focus on water conservation: Water scarcity is a major challenge for the agriculture industry in the MENA region. Drip irrigation helps conserve water usage by preventing losses during application and transport. It is estimated to use 20-50% less water compared to conventional irrigation methods. This is expected to drive its demand as countries aim for efficient water management and address water stress issues.
The MENA drip irrigation system market is dominated by the agriculture segment. Around 70% of the total revenue is generated from agriculture activities. Drip irrigation system helps farmers to efficiently manage water resources and increase crop yield. It allows water to drip slowly to the roots of plants through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. This prevents wastage and overwatering of crops. The system precisely delivers water to each plant directly, minimizing evaporation. The agriculture sub-segment is expected to remain dominant owing to the increasing demand for foodgrains and adoption of advanced irrigation practices in the region.
Political: Governments in the MENA region are promoting efficient irrigation practices to overcome water scarcity issues. They provide subsidies to encourage farmers to adopt drip irrigation systems.
Economic: Rising population and economic growth is increasing demand for foodgrains. Higher crop productivity through drip irrigation can help bridge the demand-supply gap. It also boosts farm incomes.
Social: With increasing awareness, farmers recognize drip irrigation as a sustainable solution to tackle water shortage. It also helps engage marginal farmers in agriculture activities.
Technological: Advanced irrigation systems are getting smarter with integration of IoT sensors and cloud connectivity. This enables remote monitoring and management of field conditions for optimum resource utilization.
The MENA Drip Irrigation System Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period due to limited availability of water resources and growing emphasis on sustainable agricultural practices in the region. The global MENA Drip Irrigation System Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 508.63 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.6% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
The agriculture segment accounts for major share of the market. Countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Israel are emerging as high potential markets for drip irrigation systems. They are rapidly adopting advanced irrigation technologies to increase crop yields. The GCC region currently dominates the MENA drip irrigation system market with Saudi Arabia and UAE as key markets. Ongoing agricultural development programs and considerable investments to enhance farm productivity are driving adoption of drip irrigation here. Countries like Morocco, Tunisia, and Iran are also emerging as high growth markets due to water scarcity issues and support from governments. Israel has emerged as the agricultural leader in the region with widespread use of drip irrigation for over 50 years now.
Key players operating in the MENA drip irrigation system market are Netafim Ltd., Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Rivulis Irrigation Ltd., The Toro Company, Rain Bird Corporation, Lindsay Corporation, Econet Ltd., and Hunter Industries. These companies are focused on expanding their presence across Middle Eastern and North African countries. They offer smart irrigation solutions integrated with latest technologies for remote monitoring and control.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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