Micro-irrigation Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Micro Irrigation Systems Market is Segmented by Mechanism (Drip Irrigation Systems, Sprinkler Irrigation Systems, and Other Micro-irrigation Systems), Component (Drip Irrigation Components and Sprinkler Irrigation Components), Cultivation Technology (Open Field and Protected Cultivation), Application (Field Crops, Orchards and Vineyards, Vegetables, Plantation Crops, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for the micro-irrigation systems market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Micro-Irrigation Systems Industry Overview

Micro Irrigation Systems Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 11.4 %

Major Players

Micro Irrigation Systems Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Micro-Irrigation Systems Market Analysis

The micro-irrigation systems market is projected to register a CAGR of 11.4% during the forecast period (2022-2027). Despite qualifying as essential services during lockdowns in many countries, irrigation agencies faced difficulty securing equipment, inputs, and maintenance. They also faced significant fiscal stress due to additional costs and lower revenues from state transfers and tariffs. It has been noted that a lack of accessibility to irrigation equipment and other inputs was the major issue faced by farmers. Micro-irrigation technologies are one of the most effective systems used by farmers in many developed economies to reduce water wastage. Thus, major companies like Netafim Ltd offer drip irrigation systems that can be embedded in pipes to simplify the process of installation while creating sustainable agricultural production and improving the livelihood and economic position of millions of smallholder farmers. Automatic drip irrigation is essential for controlling soil moisture, especially in the case of specialized greenhouse vegetables. Total automation of drip irrigation systems provides a simple, meticulous method for controlling soil moisture and applying water. Effective time management, elimination of human errors in terms of estimation, and adjustment of available soil moisture levels are some of the factors augmenting the demand for automatic drip irrigation systems. Furthermore, these systems are expected to increase profits generated per yield.

Micro-Irrigation Systems Industry Segments

The report defines micro-irrigation systems in terms of end users. The report only considers the irrigation equipment used in agricultural practices. Industrial applications are not a part of the report. The component segment of the report does not include the after-sales market.

The micro-irrigation systems market is segmented by mechanism, component, cultivation technology, application, and geography. The report offers market size and forecast in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By Mechanism
Drip Irrigation System
Sprinkler Irrigation System
Other Micro-irrigation Systems
By Component
Drip Irrigation Components
Valves and Filters
Pressure Regulators
Other Drip Irrigation Components
Sprinkler Irrigation Components
Pressure Regulators
Other Sprinkler Irrigation Components
By Cultivation Technology
Open Field
Protected Cultivation
By Application
Field Crops
Orchards and Vineyards
Plantation Crops
Other Applications
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Micro-Irrigation Systems Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Micro-Irrigation Systems Market according to our research experts:

Agricultural Water Scarcity Pushing Farmers Toward the Adoption of Micro Irrigation

The micro-irrigation systems market is primarily driven by the need to increase crop productivity while addressing water scarcity issues. Thus, governments are focusing on formulating initiatives to increase the usage of micro-irrigation systems while limiting water shortage. With water increasingly becoming a scarce commodity, farmers have been seeking novel ideas to grow more crops with the same quantity of water. Micro-irrigation systems, including sprinklers and drippers, are witnessing high demand, which is expected to augment the market’s growth. The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) established the design of a micro-irrigation system (DOMIS). It is a web-based application system that helps design customized micro-irrigation systems for efficient water utilization under several agro-climatic conditions. The institute plans to develop devices that utilize low amounts of water to help farms. The global population has been increasing significantly over the past few years, along with the demand for food. Sprinkler and drip irrigation systems provide limited quantities of water to farms with minimal wastage compared to conventional gravity flow irrigation.

Micro Irrigation Systems Market - Micro-Irrigation Systems Market: Area Under Installation in Hectares, Micro-irrigation, India, 2017 - 2020

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-growing Market

China is one of the leading manufacturers of micro-irrigation system components. China exports micro-irrigation system components to many countries. Its exports are further expected to grow in the future. The Asian Development Bank is encouraging small farmers in China to use micro-irrigation. India is largely dependent on rainfed agriculture. The use of a micro-irrigation system may help the Indian agricultural sector reduce its dependence on rain and increase productivity. The most popular technologies used in India are drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation. Drip irrigation has the highest market share in India. The Indian government approved micro-irrigation coverage by doubling the Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF), created in collaboration with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), to USD 1.32 billion in 2021-2022. This fund is registered under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (PMKSY). Apart from China and India, countries such as Vietnam, Korea, Bangladesh, and Pakistan continue to have large market shares.

Micro-Irrigation Systems Market: Growth Rates in %, Region, 2022-2027

Micro-Irrigation Systems Market Competitor Analysis

The micro-irrigation systems market is consolidated, with the top five companies accounting for more than 60% of the market share. With the governments boosting the penetration of water conservation and efficiency driven by micro-irrigation systems, the market is expected to witness double-digit growth in the future. The major players in the market include Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Netafim Limited, Lindsay Corporation, Rivulus Irrigation Limited, and The Toro Company.

Micro-Irrigation Systems Market Top Players

  1. Jain Irrigation Systems Limited

  2. Netafim Limited

  3. Lindsay Corporation

  4. Rivulus Irrigation Limited

  5. The Toro Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Micro Irrigation Systems Market Concentration

Micro-Irrigation Systems Market Recent Developments

In February 2022, Netafim USA, a subsidiary of Netafim Ltd, launched its new AlphaDisc™ filter, a new filter designed to protect irrigation systems against clogging caused by organic contaminants.

In August 2021, Jain Irrigation Systems, United Planters' Association of Southern India (UPASI), and NaanDanJain Irrigation collaborated with The Consulate General of Israel to South India to launch a Smart IoT Irrigation Project in Tea Plantation in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. Smart IoT Irrigation is an innovative Israeli technique that uses water judiciously and helps farmers achieve higher crop yields with a minimal amount of water.

In 2020, Lindsay Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, launched FieldNET with WaterTrend, a new feature that gives growers critical crop water usage insights to aid in effective and efficient irrigation decision-making.

In January 2019, Lindsay Corporation and Nutrien AG Solutions, the world’s largest crop input and service provider, announced a partnership that will enable Nutrien AG Solutions and Lindsay’s remote irrigation management and scheduling platform to leverage irrigation offerings to the market.​

Micro-Irrigation Systems Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Mechanism

      1. 5.1.1 Drip Irrigation System

      2. 5.1.2 Sprinkler Irrigation System

      3. 5.1.3 Other Micro-irrigation Systems

    2. 5.2 By Component

      1. 5.2.1 Drip Irrigation Components

        1. Drippers

        2. Tubing

        3. Valves and Filters

        4. Pressure Regulators

        5. Other Drip Irrigation Components

      2. 5.2.2 Sprinkler Irrigation Components

        1. Tubing

        2. Nozzles

        3. Pressure Regulators

        4. Other Sprinkler Irrigation Components

    3. 5.3 By Cultivation Technology

      1. 5.3.1 Open Field

      2. 5.3.2 Protected Cultivation

    4. 5.4 By Application

      1. 5.4.1 Field Crops

      2. 5.4.2 Orchards and Vineyards

      3. 5.4.3 Vegetables

      4. 5.4.4 Plantation Crops

      5. 5.4.5 Other Applications

    5. 5.5 By Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Egypt

        3. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Jain Irrigation Systems Limited

      2. 6.3.2 Netafim Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Lindsay Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 The Toro Company

      5. 6.3.5 Deere & Company

      6. 6.3.6 Rivulis Irrigation Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Harvel Agua

      8. 6.3.8 EPC Industrie

      9. 6.3.9 Nelson Irrigation Corporation

      10. 6.3.10 Rain Bird Corporation

      11. 6.3.11 Elgo Irrigation Ltd

      12. 6.3.12 Antelco Pty Ltd

      13. 6.3.13 Kothari Agritech Private Limited



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Micro-Irrigation Systems Market Research FAQs

The Micro-Irrigation Systems Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Micro-Irrigation Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of 11.4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Netafim Limited, Lindsay Corporation, Rivulus Irrigation Limited, The Toro Company are the major companies operating in Micro-Irrigation Systems Market.

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