CII AGRO TECH 2018Agriculture, Animal husbandry
With a population second only to China and second largest agricultural landbank (157.35 million hectares), the Indian market remains overlooked by many foreign producers of agricultural technology and supplies. The scale of Indian agriculture industry is enormous – it produces annually about 161 million tonnes of agricultural products, has 20 agri-climatic regions, which encompass all 15 major climates as well as possesses 46 out of 60 soil types that exist in the world. About 58 per cent of India’s population depend on agriculture as the primary source of livelihood.
India is the largest producer of spices, pulses, milk, tea, cashew and jute; and the 2nd largest producer of wheat, rice, fruits and vegetables, sugarcane, cotton and oilseeds. It also ranks 2nd in global production of fruits and vegetables and is a leading exporter of mangoes and bananas. The country also exports grapes in a large quantity across the world.
Despite the fact that Indian agriculture industry is largely covered by the domestic suppliers, many new opportunities exist for the foreign companies, especially, in supplies of modern technology and inputs. Due to limited arable land against the growing population, huge opportunity exists for agri-input segments like seeds and plant growth nutrients. In India, commercial seeds only account for minor percentage (25 per cent) and huge demand is expected for quality branded seeds. Given that India tends to establish itself as a global food processing hub, there is a high demand to increase cold storage capacity, build modern warehouses as well as food processing parks. The Indian government aims to provide a financial and policy support from numerous government and private funds. In addition, there are new state and regional government initiatives on boosting horticulture sector in the country.
So far, the mechanization level of Indian agricultural sector meant mostly the “tractorization” (usually tractors with 30-horsepower engine). The second wave of mechanization is underway in highly competitive sectors such as potato growing. Indian producers are looking for irrigation technologies, small-sized tractors and narrow soil-working machinery.
- Agricultural & Crop Technology
- Plant Breeding & Protection
- Grain Processing & Handling
- Storage & Logistics
- Animal Breeding & Farming
- Primary Processing Technology
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