GLOBAL RICE TRANSPLANTER MARKET
- Global rice production in 2020, accounted for 514.3 Million MT and had a growth rate of 3.3% YoY compared to 497.7 Million MT in 2019.
- China and India are the biggest producers of rice, with production of 148.3 and 120 Million MT reported in 2020.
- Rice is largely grown in many countries and a major crop in India, China and other countries of South-East Asia.
- Highest rice producers; China and India, the farm mechanization rate is estimated to be approximately ~75% and ~45% in 2020.
- In order to meet demand for labor-saving measures precipitated by the subsequent decline in the number of farmers and the aging of farmer population, Companies are developing their lineup of rice transplanters with better rideability, bigger, and equipped with more functions.
- Governments are promoting the implementation of labor-saving efforts and reducing the impact on the environment by proposing efficient cultivation methods and refining agricultural practices with the use of IT and automation.
Globalization and migration of rural people to urban areas has resulted in shortage of labour and high remuneration for the same. These factors necessitate the use of a mechanized transplanter.
Development of social economic accelerated agricultural modernization progress with, saving and simple cultivation methods is the basic way to realize high efficiency and large scale rice production. Due to differences in rice varieties and regional climates, multiple planting patterns coexist, in which mechanical transplanting is the important planting method to keep rice yield stable.
GLOBAL RICE TRANSPLANTER MARKET SEGMENTATION
By Machine Type
- Walking Type Transplanter
- Riding Type Transplanter
- Rest of the World
GLOBAL RICE TRANSPLANTER MARKET DYNAMICS
Currently, the industry is developing the model and equipment of rice seedling nursery and transplanting in double-season and hybrid rice transplanting has been progressed. Especially to improve the technology of precision sowing, seedling grasping, and seedling transplanting. In addition, also to improve the mechanical technology of fertilization, spraying, and weeding, as it is efficient for rice production to combine the transplanting and fertilization.
Major problem is labor shortage in the farm operations, the governments are promoting mechanization in all the possible ways to make the farming profitable. The farmers are coming forward to adopt transplanting with the help of self-propelled rice transplanter. Due to small land holding and weak economic position, farmers are not in a position to purchase the machine individually, but on hiring basis the technology should be adopted.
The actual adoption rate of self-propelled rice transplanting technology among rice growers in many countries is low, which calls for improved technology and enhanced extension services for popularizing the self-propelled rice transplanting technology.
In addition to agricultural, social and economic growth drivers of mechanisation, macroeconomic and intrinsic factors such as the growing population and demand, urbanisation, surge in agri exports such as tractors, improved flow of agricultural credit, labour migration and shortages are also necessitating the adoption of mechanised solutions in Indian agriculture for long-term and sustainable growth.
RICE TRANSPLANTER MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
The Global Rice Transplanter market is estimated at $XX Billion in 2020, growing at XX% CAGR till 2026.
To support mechanization in smallholding transplanting operations many companies are in the competition of developing low cost mechanical transplanter. The transplants are used for only a limited period of 15-30 days in a year. Therefore, farmers do not want to invest large amounts on costly machines. To reduce the cost and to overcome the problems associated with operation of manual transplanter there is need to develop small self-propelled type transplanters.
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has a license agreement with Mitsubishi Agriculture Machinery Company (MAMC) of Japan for the transfer of technology in the field of agricultural machinery. M&M will use the technology from MAMC to produce rice transplanters in india. Currently the company sells the transplanter in India and also exports the product to other countries in south Asia and China.
In large rice fields, rice seeds are sown with a large sewing machine known as grain drill for upland fields, and water is supplied after germination and seedling development. Significant labor saving and cost reduction are possible as the efforts for rice planting and nursing are not required. Since the sewing machine can also be used for other seeds cultivation, it is suitable for crop rotation management of these crops.
Dense seedling technique is used for sowing and raising seedlings at high density and with high accuracy. Developing the transplanting mechanisms for such dense seedlings requires precise picking using a special tine mechanism together with an automatic system for adjusting the planting depth. This technology increases revenue by significantly reducing the number of seedling mats required, lowering material costs, saving labor, and increasing the efficiency of rice production.