General Crop Farming Market 2024 – Market Size & Segments Analysis, Industry Trends, Manufacturers Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast 2030

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The global market value of the general crop farming market was valued at USD 35.1 billion in 2022, and a CAGR of 4.1% is expected during the forecast period. General crop farming includes various establishments that grow crops such as tobacco, sugarcane, hay, and cotton. Crops are generally grown to be traded commercially. The growth of the general crop farming market is influenced by factors such as technological advancements in agriculture, an increasing global population leading to higher food demand, the adoption of precision farming techniques, government policies supporting agriculture, rising awareness towards sustainable farming practices, climate change, and the need for resilient crops, which contribute to market expansion.

Impact of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the general crop farming market in several ways. Disruptions in the supply chain, labor shortages due to lockdowns, and fluctuating demand have led to challenges for farmers. Increased focus on local food production, adoption of digital technologies for remote monitoring, and government support measures have also emerged as responses, contributing to resilience and adaptation in the sector. Overall, the impact varies regionally, reflecting the diverse challenges and opportunities faced by crop farmers during the pandemic.

Growth Drivers

Increased global population growth is the key factor in the rising general crop farming market. This includes advancements in agricultural technology, precision farming practices, increased global food demand due to population growth, rising awareness of sustainable farming methods, government initiatives supporting agriculture, and the development of resilient crop varieties to address climate change challenges. These factors collectively contribute to the expansion and modernization of the general crop farming sector.

The need to adapt to changing climate conditions propels the adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices, such as drought-resistant crops and efficient water management, fostering sustainable growth in the sector. Increasing consumer demand for organic and locally grown produce stimulates the adoption of organic farming practices, influencing the growth of the general crop farming market. Improved market access and international trade opportunities allow farmers to reach broader markets, promoting growth in crop farming by expanding avenues for selling products. Research and development efforts for crop varieties resistant to diseases, pests, and climate variation enhance the resilience of agriculture, fostering growth in the sector.

Continued innovations in food technology, including precision farming, automation, and data-driven solutions, enhance the efficiency and productivity of crop farming. Growing awareness of environmental concerns is driving the growth of the market significantly. Growing awareness of product benefits, rising disposable income, technological advancements and innovations, and supportive government policies are driving the growth of the market significantly. Rising disposable income is another factor driving the market’s growth.



·         Conventional farming

·         Organic farming

·         Precision farming

·         No-Till farming

·         Crop Rotation

·         Agroforestry

·         Intercropping

·         Hydroponic and Aeroponics


·         Food and Beverages

·         Fodders

Region Outlook

·         Asia Pacific

·         North America

·         Latin America

·         Europe

·         Middle East and Africa

General Crop Farming Methods Type Segmentation

On the basis of type, general crop farming methods are segmented into conventional farming, organic farming, precision farming, and so on. Conventional farming relies on traditional methods, using synthetic inputs like chemical fertilizers and pesticides, high mechanization, and large-scale cultivation. Organic farming focuses on natural inputs and sustainable practices, avoiding synthetic chemicals, soil health, biodiversity, and ecological balance. Precision farming utilizes technology like GPS, sensors, and data analytics for precise management of resources. Enhance efficiency by optimizing inputs, such as water fertilizers and pesticides. Crop rotation involves the systematic rotation of crops grown in a specific field over the course of a season.

General Crop Farming Methods Application Segmentation

General crop farming methods are segmented on the basis of applications into food crops, cash crops, specialty crops, feed crops, bioenergy crops, fiber crops, cover crops, and medicinal and aromatic crops. Food crops focus on the cultivation of staple food crops such as wheat, rice, maize, and other grains. It aims to meet global food demand and ensure food security. Cash crops involve the cultivation of crops primarily for sale and profit, such as cotton, tobacco, and sugarcane. Specialty crops include the cultivation of niche or high-value crops like fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Regional Outlook

On the basis of the regions, the general crop farming market is segmented into 5 parts: Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific was the leading segment in 2022, and North America was the second largest. Asia Pacific, due to its vast agriculture landscape, diverse climatic conditions, and significant population engaged in farming in countries like India and China, is driving the growth in the market. Increasing disposable income and agriculture as a business are the factors in this region that make it the world’s largest segment in this aspect.

Increasing demand for food, coupled with technological advancements in agriculture, further strengthens the position of Asia-Pacific in the world. In North America, the general crop farming market is characterized by advanced agricultural practices, modern technology adoption, and a diverse range of crops cultivated. The United States and Canada are the major contributors to this market, benefiting from favorable climatic conditions and sophisticated farming techniques. Precision farming, the use of genetically modified crops, and sustainable agricultural practices contribute to the efficiency and productivity of crop farming in the region. North America’s crop farming market emphasizes research and development too.

Europe’s general crop farming market is marked by a combination of traditional agriculture and advanced technologies. Countries like France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are key players in the region. Sustainable farming practices, organic agriculture, and the use of precision farming technologies contribute to the overall growth and competitiveness of the European crop farming market. The region's market also emphasizes quality standards and environmental sustainability, which influence farming methods and crop choice. Common crops include wheat, barley, maize, and various fruits and vegetables.

Key Players

·         Associated British Foods Plc

·         Sinochem International Corporation

·         Grupo Amaggi

·         Batu Kawan Berhad

·         Syngenta AG

·         KWS Saat SE

·         Tata consumer products limited

·         Yuang Longping High-tech agriculture company

·         Indigo Agriculture

·         Monsanto

·         Del Monte Pacific

·         Chiquita

·         Fresh Del Monte Produce

·         Other Players

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