The MENA Drip Irrigation System Market, By Component (Emitters (Round Drippers (Pressure Compensating Drippers and Non-pressure Compensating Drippers), Flat Drippers), Tubing (Round Tubing, Flat Tubing and Plain Tubing), Backflow Preventers, Valves, Filters, Pressure Regulators and Fittings), By Application (Agriculture, Gardens (Public and Residential) and Others (Nurseries and Greenhouses)) and by Region (Middle East and North Africa) - MENA Forecast to 2027”, is expected to be valued at US$ 1,029.2 Million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period (2020-2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Drip irrigation systems are designed to water plants with minimum wastage applying water near the roots of plants. Drip irrigation systems offer higher water use efficiency and minimal human intervention for water application purposes. Key applications of drip irrigation system include gardens, agriculture, public use, and more.
The MENA Drip Irrigation Systems Market was accounted for US$ 267.0 Mn in terms of value in 2019 and is expected to grow at CAGR of 18.3% for the period 2020-2027.
Cost efficiency in agricultural production is expected to propel the MENA drip irrigation systems market growth over the forecast period
The drip is highly cost-efficient in terms of agricultural production. Since the water reaches directly to the roots of the plant, wastage of water is averted. As a result of this, plants and soil get the necessary nutrition at the exact same amount. There are different types of drip irrigation used such as inline emitters that are used for row crops such as potato, chilies, vegetables, turmeric, sugarcane, etc. These irrigation systems are manufactured from low-density polyethylene material and offer resistance against clogging. Such highly efficient irrigation provides adequate water supply, which improves agricultural production. Hence, these factors are expected to drive growth of the MENA drip irrigation systems market during the forecast period.
MENA Drip Irrigation Systems Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
Many governments around the MENA region such as UAE, Jordan and Iran have imposed nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease. Due to the Lockdown, there is a shortage of the workers at the manufacturing facilities of drip irrigation systems. Due to the less manpower, the manufacturing facilities are struggling to move the products. In addition to this, due to the shortage of transportation facilities such as Trains and Heavy-duty Vehicles, manufactures are unable to ship their cargoes. Owing to all the mentioned factors, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hamper the Drip Irrigation Systems market growth during the upcoming years.
Technological advancements in drip irrigation systems can present lucrative growth opportunities in MENA drip irrigation systems market
Advancements in drip irrigation enable manufacturers to meet their objectives by combining different polymers in their hose and use more efficient machinery. Such improvise allows manufacturers to meet the increased demand for drip irrigation, which in turn, keeps operating cost moderate. Using materials such as low-density polyethylene material instead of plastics or PVC, the problem of clogging can be resolved. Major companies in the market can capitalize on these opportunities and gain a competitive edge in the market.
Soil salinity hazards and bioclogging are expected to hamper the MENA drip irrigation systems market growth over the forecast
Soil salinity refers to the content of salt in the soil. Salination can be caused by natural processes such as mineral weathering or gradually withdrawn from ocean water. A high salt concentration present in water and soil can negatively affect the crop yields, pollute groundwater, and degrade the land. Thus, these factors are expected to hamper the MENA drip irrigation systems market growth over the forecast period.
Drip irrigation systems are popular in the Middle East in countries such as Israel, Turkey, and Iran. This is due to the rising need for higher agricultural yield in the region. One of the most popular trends in the Middle East countries is the use of fertigation systems along with drip irrigation. Fertigation refers to the application of fertilizers, water-soluble products, and soil amendments to crops through irrigation water. Drip irrigation allows easy integration of fertigation systems, making it more efficient as compared to other irrigation techniques. This makes fertigation systems highly favorable in the Middle East for increasing crop yield. For instance, over 80% of the irrigated land in Israel is equipped with fertigation systems through drip irrigation. Furthermore, the Middle East region has a significantly high production of vegetables, fruits, and other cash crops. Since drip irrigation is the most suitable type of irrigation for these crops, the demand for these systems is estimated to grow substantially during the forecast period.
Drip irrigation systems in North Africa are largely deployed for vegetables and fruit crops. The popular crops in the region include tomatoes, potatoes, rice, and cotton. Drip irrigation systems, is the most suitable for these crop types, are widely used in North Africa. Egypt, for instance, is among the largest producers of cotton and rice, MENAly. The demand for drip irrigation systems is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period, owing to growing cultivation of vegetables, fruits, and other cash crops in the region. Another rising trend in North Africa is the use of automated drip irrigation systems. Automated drip irrigation systems are equipped with various sensors that monitor the moisture level of soil and regulate water flow in response to the soil condition. This helps in better water management for agriculture.
Key players operating in the MENA drip irrigation systems market are Elgo Irrigation Ltd., Netafim Ltd., Eurodrip SA, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Hunter Industries, Inc., The Toro Company, and Rain Bird Corporation.