Global Biofertilizer Market Bolstered by Favourable Government Initiatives

The global biofertilizer market has seen tremendous growth over the past few years on account of the several advantages offered by them. Some of the other growth inducing factors include increasing environmental pollution, government initiatives and the rising consumption of organic foods.

Arlington, VA, May 07, 2017 --( According to a latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Biofertilizer Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022,” the global biofertilizer market reached a value of around US$ 9.1 Billion in 2016, exhibiting a CAGR of around 13% during 2009-2016. The term biofertilizer refers to the use of microbes and organic compounds used to stimulate plant growth and improve soil fertility. Unlike chemical fertilizers, which provide direct nutrition, biofertilizers help in improving soil fertility in other ways. The microorganisms present in biofertilizers decompose organic matter and breakdown complex minerals in soluble form for easy absorption by plants. They also enhance the soil fertility, regulate its nutrient cycle and increase the plant yields by 15-35%. Moreover, they do not allow pathogens to grow and help in increasing the disease resistance of plants. The various advantages of biofertilizers over chemical fertilizers and pesticides have led to their increased use in the agriculture sector.

Although, the penetration of biofertilizers is still at a nascent stage, the developing and emerging markets are expected to provide numerous growth opportunities over the next few years. The rising concern regarding environmental pollution caused by the overuse of agrochemicals has also forced the governments of various countries to promote the use of bio-based products, such as biofertilizers, through various initiatives. Furthermore, the rising consumption of organic foods coupled with the use of biofertilizers for organic farming are also driving the global demand for biofertilizers. As a result, the global biofertilizers market is further projected to reach a value of around 18.6 US$ Billion by 2022.

The report has segmented the market based on the type of biofertilizers which include nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers, phosphate-fixing biofertilizers and others. Nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers, such as Acetobacter, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, blue green algae (BGA) and Rhizobium, currently represent the biggest segment accounting for the majority of the market share. This segment is followed by phosphate-fixing biofertilizers. Rising consumption of leguminous and non-leguminous foods is further expected to drive the demand for nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers. On the other hand, the phosphate-fixing biofertilizers are expected to witness swift growth over the next few years. The report has also analysed the market on a regional basis. Asia currently represents the world’s biggest market accounting for more than one-third of the total sales. Asia is followed by North America and Europe.

This report provides a detailed roadmap for setting up a biofertilizer manufacturing plant. The study covers all the prerequisites of the biofertilizer industry and provides an in-depth analysis of the market, industry performance, processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the pulses industry in any manner.

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