Global Indoor Farming Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Component, By Facility Type, By Crop Type, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 - 2028

Global Indoor Farming Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Component, By Facility Type, By Crop Type, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 - 2028

  • April 2022 •
  • 302 pages •
  • Report ID: 6283437 •
  • Format: PDF
The Global Indoor Farming Market size is expected to reach $88.2 billion by 2028, rising at a market growth of 12.7% CAGR during the forecast period.

Indoor farming is a technique of cultivating crops or plants exclusively indoors, usually on a big scale. Because of the water efficiency, limited land use, and benefits of controlled farming without any climate change, the indoor farming market is booming. The introduction of indoor farming has sparked global worries about the environmental consequences of traditional farming practices. Indoor farming is utilized to enhance local food supplies and provide consumers with fresh, nutritious veggies. The food produced using this method is particularly healthy since this sort of farming optimizes plant-fertilizing nutrients. A vast variety of crops, such as leafy vegetables, herbs, vegetables, fruits, microgreens, and flowers, can be grown inside.

Vertical farming inside produces organic food free of agrochemical pollution. These are the key driving factors behind indoor vertical farming, together with rising customer demand for pesticide- and herbicide-free vegetables.

One of the key advantages of indoor farming is that it produces more goods than traditional agricultural methods. Farmers benefit from indoor farming facilities because they can nurture a crop from seed to harvest in lesser time and with higher yields in each cycle while utilizing a lesser piece of land. According to USDA figures, greenhouse hydroponic tomatoes produced 10.59 pounds per square foot in 2016 in contrast to 1.85 pounds per square foot for traditionally grown tomatoes. As a result, indoor farms can increase overall crop output by assembling additional layers while expanding the growing land.

According to The World Bank Group, overall arable land per capita has decreased from 0.197 hectares in 2013 to 0.192 hectares in 2016. Due to the paucity of fertile land as a result of land degradation, farmers have been observing significant requirements to find innovative ways to produce fresh food. Indoor farmers would be able to produce crops indoors in layers piled on racks, in a multi-story building, or in a warehouse if vertical farming techniques are adopted.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak caused a significant downfall to various economies all over the world. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus slowed down numerous businesses globally. In addition, due to the rapid spread of the infection, governments all over the world were forced to impose countrywide lockdowns. Due to the travel restrictions under the lockdown, the supply chain of various goods, as well as intermediate goods, was significantly disrupted. Moreover, the lockdown also caused a considerable hindrance to various manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Market Growth Factors

Shortage of fertile land

One of the main reasons for the declining yield is that cultivable area has been diminishing over time, in addition to unfavorable meteorological circumstances such as droughts, soil erosion, floods, and extensive pesticide use, all of which are reducing soil fertility globally, which is poses a huge concern. Increasing the yield and productivity of presently cultivated land is an alternative to generating more arable land. High-yielding varieties, fertilizer and pesticide control, mechanization, irrigation management, and the use of novel agricultural practices such as indoor farming are all examples of these technologies.

Introduction of cost-effective and innovative technologies for farming

Many indoor farming technologies lack a long track record in the marketplace, and research is currently underway to determine the impact of these technologies on the shelf life of a plant. The impact of LED illumination on plants is considered to be beneficial for plants, and the results were positive. The technology is still in its infancy and needs to be refined before it can be considered ideally helpful and financially viable. Many indoor farming methods lack a long track record of commercial success, due to which, various research and developments activities are currently underway to determine the impact of these technologies on plant shelf life

Market Restraining Factors

Inefficient funding in the sector

One of the most important elements of indoor farming is the availability of adequate funding in order to initiate the process. However, it is a very cost-efficient method, but the deployment of indoor farming tools and setup is initially very expensive. There is a requirement for major investment in implementing this approach. The lack of required funding is a very challenging situation that is disrupting the implantation of indoor farming set up all over the world. Finding an investor is a very challenging task in many agriculture-related firms, and this may pose a difficulty in production, resulting in fewer producers investing in indoor farming.

Component Outlook

Based on Component, the market is segmented into Hardware (Lighting systems, Irrigation systems, Sensors, and Climate control systems) and Software (Web-Based and Cloud-Based). In 2021, the hardware segment witnessed the largest revenue share of the indoor farming market. Since hardware plays an important role in sustaining the atmosphere of indoor farms, this segment is observing considerable growth. Climate control systems, sensors, lighting systems, and irrigation systems are all part of the section, which enables the growing of indoor-grown crops. The temperature control system, which generates an environment favorable to plant growth is in higher demand. Chillers, air-conditioning units, heaters, humidifiers, and air movement fans are among the components that help control the indoor environment.

Facility Type Outlook

Based on Facility Type, the market is segmented into Greenhouses, Vertical Farms, and Others. In 2021, the vertical farm segment recorded a significant revenue share of the indoor farming market. The increasing growth of the segment is attributed to the lack of fertile land in the world. Due to the rapidly spreading industrialization, agricultural land is becoming infertile due to various toxic elements in the environment. Vertical farms can save a significant amount of farming space. Hence, the growth of the segment is surging.

Crop Type Outlook

Based on Crop Type, the market is segmented into Tomato, Lettuce, Bell & Chili Peppers, Strawberry, Leafy Greens, Herbs, Cucumber, Flowers & Ornamentals, and Others. In 2021, the flowers and ornamentals segment procured a significant revenue share of the indoor farming market. This segment is likely to contribute considerably to the increasing growth of the overall indoor farming market. The utilization of ornamentals and flowers for decorative and aesthetic purposes. Annuals, perennials, and ornamentals have been separated from the rest of the segment. Hence, due to the increasing sales of flowers along with other ornaments, the growth of the segment is flourishing.

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. In 2021, Europe accounted for the largest revenue share of the indoor farming market. The growth of the market is attributed to the availability of a large proportion of the farming land. In this region, agriculture is an industry, which is employing a large number of regional people. Moreover, the growth of the regional market is also due to the increasing adoption of indoor farm technology like Controlled Environment-Agriculture, which controls the environmental component. The market is being driven by a growing focus on adopting technology like active heat systems and LEDs to boost yield.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Orbia Advance Corporation, Certhon, General Hydroponics, Hydrodynamics International, Argus Control Systems Limited, Priva BV, LumiGrow, Inc., Richel Group, and Vertical Farm Systems Pty Ltd.

Strategies deployed in Indoor Farming Market

Oct-2021: Netafim Ltd., a subsidiary of Orbia Advance Corporation came into a partnership with Bayer, a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company. Under this partnership, the companies would develop a precise defense program, which would represent a comprehensive solution developed especially to combat nematodes.

May-2021: Netafim Ltd., a subsidiary of Orbia Advance Corporation rolled out AlphaDisc. The new product would prevent irrigation systems from clogging that is caused by organic contaminants and would also allow growers to irrigate crops more uniformly in order to increase their productivity.

Mar-2021: Netafim Ltd., a subsidiary of Orbia Advance Corporation took over Gakon, a Dutch turnkey greenhouse projects provider. This acquisition aimed to integrate the global presence and expertise of Netafim in precision agriculture along with the advanced greenhouse technology of Gakon. Moreover, through this acquisition, the company would also focus on addressing food insecurity concerns all over the world.

Jun-2020: Certhon Group formed a joint venture, DENSO AgriTech Solutions, with DENSO, a global automotive components manufacturer. The new joint venture aimed to deliver innovative horticulture solutions. In addition, the new joint venture would provide customers with agricultural products of DENSO along with Certhon’s leading horticulture services and products. Furthermore, the joint venture would also offer advanced turn-key horticulture solutions to meet the requirements of customers.

Oct-2019: LumiGrow unveiled BarLight Smart LED, a range of grow light solutions. With this launch, the company aimed to offer a lucrative high-density cultivation to its customers. In addition, the new product range would enable growers to develop their own high-density lighting environment for any phase of growth.

Jul-2019: Argus Control Systems introduced Argus Live. The new solution allows the user to track and manage operations remotely by providing a live view of their operation as well as complete control over their systems. Moreover, users can monitor, assess, and run their greenhouse, growth chamber, or other horticultural facilities concurrently.

Jan-2019: Argus Control Systems entered into a partnership with Hydrofarm, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of indoor gardening and hydroponics supplies. Following this partnership, the companies would offer cutting-edge environmental services and systems of horticultural production across Canada and the United States.

Nov-2018: LumiGrow introduced the LumiGrow TopLight, the latest wirelessly controllable LED lighting system for indoor crop production and commercial greenhouse. The new product is a LED fixture built with 2 light bars powered by the first intelligent 3-channel power supply in the industry, one TopLight Node.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments covered in the Report:

By Component

• Hardware

o Lighting systems

o Irrigation systems

o Sensors

o Climate control systems

• Software

o Web-Based

o Cloud-Based

By Facility Type

• Greenhouses

• Vertical Farms

• Others

By Crop Type

• Tomato

• Lettuce

• Bell & Chili Peppers

• Strawberry

• Leafy Greens

• Herbs

• Cucumber

• Flowers & Ornamentals

• Others

By Geography

• North America

o US

o Canada

o Mexico

o Rest of North America

• Europe

o Germany

o UK

o France

o Russia

o Spain

o Italy

o Rest of Europe

• Asia Pacific

o China

o Japan

o India

o South Korea

o Singapore

o Malaysia

o Rest of Asia Pacific


o Brazil

o Argentina


o Saudi Arabia

o South Africa

o Nigeria

o Rest of LAMEA

Companies Profiled

• Orbia Advance Corporation

• Certhon

• General Hydroponics

• Hydrodynamics International

• Argus Control Systems Limited

• Priva BV

• LumiGrow, Inc.

• Richel Group

• Vertical Farm Systems Pty Ltd

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