Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market is segmented by Function (Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Molluscicide, Nematicide), by Application Mode (Chemigation, Foliar, Fumigation, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment), by Crop Type (Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamental) and by Country (South Africa). The report offers market size in both market value in USD and market volume in metric ton. Further, the report includes a market split by function, application mode, and crop types.

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Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Analysis

The Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market size is estimated at 1.53 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 1.80 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.32% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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1.53 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

1.80 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

3.36 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

3.32 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment By Function

39.89 %

value share, Insecticide , 2023

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Stem borers, mainly lepidopterans, pose a serious threat to African agriculture. Carbofuran, disulfoton, and fenthion are the most common insecticides to control stem borers in Africa.

Fastest-growing Segment by Function

3.65 %

Projected CAGR, Herbicide , 2024-2029

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Africa is witnessing average annual losses of 25-100% due to weeds. At the same time, the country is increasing intensive agricultural practices to meet the food demand in the region.

Largest Segment by Crop Type

43.21 %

value share, Grains & Cereals , 2023

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Grain and cereals are of utmost importance for ensuring food security in Africa as they serve as staple foods, and pesticides are extensively used to ensure higher yields.

Largest Segment by Country

13.22 %

value share, South Africa , 2023

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Banana bunch, citrus huanglongbing, ​fall armyworm, and maize lethal necrosis are prominent pests in the country, where crop losses of up to 100% were reported in some cases.

Leading Market Player

16.38 %

market share, Bayer AG , 2022

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Bayer is one of the leading dominant players in the region’s agricultural sector, with a major demand for products such as Luna, Movento, Notivo, and Sekura.

Insecticides dominate the African crop protection chemicals market

  • Agriculture is one of the major sectors in Africa. This sector fulfills the growing population's food security needs and helps the region to grow economically. The region's diverse climate conditions are favorable to the various crops, including wheat, maize, rice, soybeans, sunflower, beans, tobacco, coffee, cocoa, and tea.
  • Insecticides dominated the African crop protection chemicals market, accounting for a share of 39.9% in 2022. Crop losses in African countries due to insects are estimated at 49.0% of the expected total crop yield each year, according to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International. However, some crop losses may be even worse, and the effects of the changing climate are expected to increase the damage done by insects. Stem borers, leaf-eating caterpillars, bean flies, aphids, thrips, leafhoppers, whiteflies, and beetles are major pests that cause economic yield losses in the region.
  • Herbicides are the second most used crop protection chemicals in Africa, accounting for a market share of 3.0% in 2022. On average, the region is losing up to 25-100% crop losses to weed infestations every year. At the same time, the region is implementing intensive agricultural practices to meet the food needs of a growing population, which favors the infestation of various weed species. During the historical period, the consumption of herbicides witnessed significant growth, and the usage increased by 8,264 metric tons between 2017 and 2022.
  • Growing population, a decrease in arable land, and a rise in food security are some driving factors of the market in the region, and the market is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period.
Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market

The market is growing due to the rising consumption of pesticides to protect crops from pests and weeds

  • The demand for pesticides in Africa is increasing to protect crops from pests, diseases, and weeds. Farmers in the region depend heavily on these chemicals as pest and disease infestations can result in substantial crop damage and loss.
  • The fall armyworm infestation can lead to a shortage of 16 million metric tons of maize worth almost USD 5 billion. According to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, if this moth is not properly controlled, it has the potential to cause annual losses of 8.3 to 20.6 million tons in 12 of Africa's major maize-producing nations.
  • Africa cultivates root and tuber crops such as cassava, sweet potato, potato, and yam on 23 million hectares of land. Cassava is consumed by 500 million to 1 billion Africans, but it is susceptible to insect pests and disease. The cassava mosaic virus and cassava brown streak disease are the most significant diseases affecting the crop. The annual economic losses in eastern Africa and central Africa are estimated to be between USD 1.90-2.70 billion.
  • Maize, rice, wheat, and sorghum are the most important food crops grown in the country. Among these, maize is the most widely grown cereal crop. It is highly susceptible to pests, like Chilo partellus Swinhoe (Crambidae), which can cause significant yield losses ranging from 15% to 100% annually. In fact, farmers in eastern Africa have reported production losses of up to USD 450 million due to Chilo partellus alone. These factors are expected to drive the consumption of pesticides, and the crop protection chemicals market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.3% during the forecast period.

Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Trends

Adoption of IPM strategies and other alternative methods like crop rotations significantly reduces pesticide consumption per hectare

  • During the historical period, there has been a remarkable decline in pesticide consumption per hectare within Africa. In 2017, the pesticide consumption rate stood at 1,175 g per ha. However, subsequent efforts have successfully reduced it by 96 g per ha, resulting in a current rate of 1,079 g per ha. This significant reduction in pesticide usage was due to a combination of various factors, which include the implementation of improved agricultural practices that prioritize sustainable and eco-friendly methods. Farmers have increasingly adopted innovative techniques such as integrated pest management, crop rotation, and biological pest control, which have minimized the need for chemical pesticide usage per hectare.
  • Herbicides are majorly utilized pesticide products in the region, but in recent years, the herbicide consumption per hectare is significantly reduced by 34 g in 2022, as compared to 2017. This substantial decrease in herbicide consumption was due to the successful implementation of integrated weed management (IWM) practices. Under this approach, farmers have adopted a range of innovative strategies such as diversified cropping systems, mechanical weed control, crop rotation, and the use of cover crops. These environment-friendly techniques have contributed to reducing herbicide reliance and also promoted sustainable agriculture, enhancing soil health and conserving biodiversity.
  • Farmers adopt IPM strategies, disease-resistant crops, and alternatives to control pests and diseases, raising awareness of pesticide's negative effects, thus reducing fungicide and insecticide use per hectare by 38 and 23 g per ha in 2022, compared to 2017.
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Increasing demand and limited availability majorly fluctuate the active ingredient prices

  • Cypermethrin is the predominant insecticide utilized in the region to control pests affecting crops such as rice, cotton, soybeans, and vegetables. Due to its high demand, the price of Cypermethrin rose by USD 3,186.2 per metric ton in 2022 compared to 2017. This increase was due to its limited production within the region, leading to a significant dependence on imports to meet the demand.
  • Atrazine stands as the primary herbicide utilized in maize-producing countries like South Africa and Nigeria, with 88% of the maize area employed for weed control. Its usage extends to various terrestrial food crops, non-food crops, forests, residential turf, golf courses, recreational areas, and rangelands, making it a widely adopted weed control measure on farms. Due to its expanding application across various crops, the price of Atrazine has been steadily increasing Y-o-Y, with a growth recorded at USD 3,292.7 per metric ton in 2022 compared to 2017.
  • Glyphosate is widely embraced as the second most used herbicide in the region, primarily due to its affordability. Many farmers opt for glyphosate as their primary weed control solution. In 2022, glyphosate's active ingredient was priced at USD 1,143.2 per metric ton.
  • During the historical period, prices of pesticide-active ingredients in the region experienced a substantial increase, amounting to an increase of USD 1,580.9 per metric ton. This surge may be mainly attributed to the region's limited production capacity. Over the past five years, there has been a notable rise in pesticide imports into Africa, leading to heightened dependence on imported products and consequent price escalation in the region.
Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market

Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Industry Overview

The Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 59.93%. The major players in this market are BASF SE, Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, FMC Corporation and Syngenta Group (sorted alphabetically).

Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Bayer AG

  3. Corteva Agriscience

  4. FMC Corporation

  5. Syngenta Group

Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Concentration

Other important companies include ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., Nufarm Ltd, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd, UPL Limited, Wynca Group (Wynca Chemicals).

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market News

  • January 2023: Bayer formed a new partnership with Oerth Bio to enhance crop protection technology and create more eco-friendly crop protection solutions.
  • November 2022: Corteva Agriscience introduced Zorvec Encantia, a fungicide that targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen inhibiting potato growth. The product is based on Zorvec Active and is the first of a novel family of fungicides that uses a distinct biochemical mode of action and does not cross-resist other fungicides.
  • August 2022: BASF and Corteva Agriscience collaborated to provide soybean farmers with the weed control of the future. By working together, BASF and Corteva aim to satisfy farmers' demand for specialized weed control solutions that are distinct from those that are currently available or being developed.

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Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Consumption Of Pesticide Per Hectare

    2. 2.2. Pricing Analysis For Active Ingredients

    3. 2.3. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.3.1. South Africa

    4. 2.4. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD and Volume, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Function

      1. 3.1.1. Fungicide

      2. 3.1.2. Herbicide

      3. 3.1.3. Insecticide

      4. 3.1.4. Molluscicide

      5. 3.1.5. Nematicide

    2. 3.2. Application Mode

      1. 3.2.1. Chemigation

      2. 3.2.2. Foliar

      3. 3.2.3. Fumigation

      4. 3.2.4. Seed Treatment

      5. 3.2.5. Soil Treatment

    3. 3.3. Crop Type

      1. 3.3.1. Commercial Crops

      2. 3.3.2. Fruits & Vegetables

      3. 3.3.3. Grains & Cereals

      4. 3.3.4. Pulses & Oilseeds

      5. 3.3.5. Turf & Ornamental

    4. 3.4. Country

      1. 3.4.1. South Africa

      2. 3.4.2. Rest of Africa

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global level Overview, Market level overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and analysis of Recent Developments)

      1. 4.4.1. ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd.

      2. 4.4.2. BASF SE

      3. 4.4.3. Bayer AG

      4. 4.4.4. Corteva Agriscience

      5. 4.4.5. FMC Corporation

      6. 4.4.6. Nufarm Ltd

      7. 4.4.7. Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      8. 4.4.8. Syngenta Group

      9. 4.4.9. UPL Limited

      10. 4.4.10. Wynca Group (Wynca Chemicals)

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. PESTICIDE CONSUMPTION PER HECTARE, GRAMS, AFRICA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRICE PER METRIC TON, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2022
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS VOLUME METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS VALUE USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY FUNCTION, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY FUNCTION, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 9:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF FUNGICIDE, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 10:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF FUNGICIDE, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 11:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FUNGICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 12:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF HERBICIDE, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 13:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF HERBICIDE, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 14:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF HERBICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 15:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF INSECTICIDE, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 16:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF INSECTICIDE, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 17:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF INSECTICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF MOLLUSCICIDE, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 19:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF MOLLUSCICIDE, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 20:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF MOLLUSCICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF NEMATICIDE, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 22:  
  2. CONSUMPTION OF NEMATICIDE, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 23:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF NEMATICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY APPLICATION MODE, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 25:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY APPLICATION MODE, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 26:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY APPLICATION MODE, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 27:  
  2. VOLUME SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY APPLICATION MODE, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 28:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH CHEMIGATION, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 29:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH CHEMIGATION, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 30:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CHEMIGATION BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FOLIAR, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 32:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FOLIAR, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 33:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOLIAR BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 34:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FUMIGATION, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 35:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FUMIGATION, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 36:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FUMIGATION BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 37:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SEED TREATMENT, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 38:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SEED TREATMENT, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 39:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 40:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SOIL TREATMENT, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 41:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SOIL TREATMENT, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 42:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF SOIL TREATMENT BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 43:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY CROP TYPE, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 44:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY CROP TYPE, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 45:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 46:  
  2. VOLUME SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY CROP TYPE, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 47:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY COMMERCIAL CROPS, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 48:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY COMMERCIAL CROPS, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 49:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF COMMERCIAL CROPS BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 50:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY FRUITS & VEGETABLES, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 51:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY FRUITS & VEGETABLES, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 52:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 53:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY GRAINS & CEREALS, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 54:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY GRAINS & CEREALS, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 55:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF GRAINS & CEREALS BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 56:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY PULSES & OILSEEDS, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 57:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY PULSES & OILSEEDS, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 58:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF PULSES & OILSEEDS BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 59:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY TURF & ORNAMENTAL, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 60:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY TURF & ORNAMENTAL, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 61:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF TURF & ORNAMENTAL BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 62:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY COUNTRY, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 63:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY COUNTRY, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 64:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY COUNTRY, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 65:  
  2. VOLUME SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY COUNTRY, %, AFRICA, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 66:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY SOUTH AFRICA, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 67:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY SOUTH AFRICA, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 68:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF SOUTH AFRICA BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 69:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY REST OF AFRICA, METRIC TON, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 70:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY REST OF AFRICA, USD, AFRICA, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 71:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF REST OF AFRICA BY FUNCTION, %, AFRICA, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 72:  
  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, AFRICA, 2017-2022
  1. Figure 73:  
  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, AFRICA, 2017-2022
  1. Figure 74:  
  2. MARKET SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, AFRICA 2022

Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Industry Segmentation

Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Molluscicide, Nematicide are covered as segments by Function. Chemigation, Foliar, Fumigation, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment are covered as segments by Application Mode. Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamental are covered as segments by Crop Type. South Africa are covered as segments by Country.

  • Agriculture is one of the major sectors in Africa. This sector fulfills the growing population's food security needs and helps the region to grow economically. The region's diverse climate conditions are favorable to the various crops, including wheat, maize, rice, soybeans, sunflower, beans, tobacco, coffee, cocoa, and tea.
  • Insecticides dominated the African crop protection chemicals market, accounting for a share of 39.9% in 2022. Crop losses in African countries due to insects are estimated at 49.0% of the expected total crop yield each year, according to the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International. However, some crop losses may be even worse, and the effects of the changing climate are expected to increase the damage done by insects. Stem borers, leaf-eating caterpillars, bean flies, aphids, thrips, leafhoppers, whiteflies, and beetles are major pests that cause economic yield losses in the region.
  • Herbicides are the second most used crop protection chemicals in Africa, accounting for a market share of 3.0% in 2022. On average, the region is losing up to 25-100% crop losses to weed infestations every year. At the same time, the region is implementing intensive agricultural practices to meet the food needs of a growing population, which favors the infestation of various weed species. During the historical period, the consumption of herbicides witnessed significant growth, and the usage increased by 8,264 metric tons between 2017 and 2022.
  • Growing population, a decrease in arable land, and a rise in food security are some driving factors of the market in the region, and the market is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period.
Function
Fungicide
Herbicide
Insecticide
Molluscicide
Nematicide
Application Mode
Chemigation
Foliar
Fumigation
Seed Treatment
Soil Treatment
Crop Type
Commercial Crops
Fruits & Vegetables
Grains & Cereals
Pulses & Oilseeds
Turf & Ornamental
Country
South Africa
Rest of Africa
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Market Definition

  • Function - Crop Protection Chemicals are apllied to control or prevent pests, including insects, fungi, weeds, nematodes, and mollusks, from damaging the crop and to protect the crop yield.
  • Application Mode - Foliar, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, Chemigation, and Fumigation are the different type of application modes through which crop protection chemicals are applied to the crops.
  • Crop Type - This represents the consumption of crop protection chemicals by Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Fruits, Vegetables, Turf, and Ornamental crops.
Keyword Definition
IWM​ Integrated weed management (IWM) is an approach to incorporate multiple weed control techniques throughout the growing season to give producers the best opportunity to control problematic weeds.​
Host​ Hosts are the plants that form relationships with beneficial microorganisms and help them colonize.​
Pathogen​ A disease-causing organism.​
Herbigation​ Herbigation is an effective method of applying herbicides through irrigation systems.​
Maximum residue levels (MRL)​ Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) is the maximum allowed limit of pesticide residue in food or feed obtained from plants and animals.
IoT​ The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices that connect and exchange data with other IoT devices and the cloud.​
Herbicide-tolerant varieties (HTVs)​ Herbicide-tolerant varieties are plant species that have been genetically engineered to be resistant to herbicides used on crops.​
Chemigation​ Chemigation is a method of applying pesticides to crops through an irrigation system.​
Crop Protection​ Crop protection is a method of protecting crop yields from different pests, including insects, weeds, plant diseases, and others that cause damage to agricultural crops.​
Seed Treatment​ Seed treatment helps to disinfect seeds or seedlings from seed-borne or soil-borne pests. Crop protection chemicals, such as fungicides, insecticides, or nematicides, are commonly used for seed treatment.
Fumigation​ Fumigation is the application of crop protection chemicals in gaseous form to control pests.
Bait ​A bait is a food or other material used to lure a pest and kill it through various methods, including poisoning.
Contact Fungicide​ Contact pesticides prevent crop contamination and combat fungal pathogens.​ They act on pests (fungi) only when they come in contact with the pests.
Systemic Fungicide​ A systemic fungicide is a compound taken up by a plant and then translocated within the plant, thus protecting the plant from attack by pathogens.​
Mass Drug Administration (MDA)​ Mass drug administration is the strategy to control or eliminate many neglected tropical diseases​.
Mollusks​ Mollusks are pests that feed on crops, causing crop damage and yield loss. Mollusks include octopi, squid, snails, and slugs.
Pre-emergence Herbicide​ Preemergence herbicides are a form of chemical weed control that prevents germinated weed seedlings from becoming established.​
Post-emergence Herbicide​ Postemergence herbicides are applied to the agricultural field to control weeds after emergence (germination) of seeds or seedlings.​
Active Ingredients​ Active ingredients are the chemicals in pesticide products that kill, control, or repel pests.​
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)​ The Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues​.
Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ​ The WSSA, a non-profit professional society, promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds​.
Suspension concentrate​ Suspension concentrate (SC) is one of the formulations of crop protection chemicals with solid active ingredients dispersed in water.​
Wettable powder​ A wettable powder (WP) is a powder formulation that forms a suspension when mixed with water prior to spraying. ​
Emulsifiable concentrate ​ Emulsifiable concentrate (EC) is a concentrated liquid formulation of pesticide that needs to be diluted with water to create a spray solution.​
Plant-parasitic nematodes ​ Parasitic Nematodes feed on the roots of crops, causing damage to the roots. These damages allow for easy plant infestation by soil-borne pathogens, which results in crop or yield loss.
Australian Weeds Strategy (AWS)​ The Australian Weeds Strategy, owned by the Environment and Invasives Committee, provides national guidance on weed management.​
Weed Science Society of Japan (WSSJ) ​ WSSJ aims to contribute to the prevention of weed damage and the utilization of weed value by providing the chance for research presentation and information exchange.​
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Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Research FAQs

The Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market size is expected to reach USD 1.53 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.32% to reach USD 1.80 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market size is expected to reach USD 1.53 billion.

BASF SE, Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, FMC Corporation and Syngenta Group are the major companies operating in the Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market.

In the Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market, the Insecticide segment accounts for the largest share by function.

In 2024, South Africa accounts for the largest share by country in the Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market.

In 2023, the Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market size was estimated at 1.53 billion. The report covers the Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market historical market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029. The report also forecasts the Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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