The growth in the crop protection industry of Poland can be attributed to the rising trend for organic farming in the country and substantial increase in overall production and export of food products to other countries.
Poland is one of the largest producers of agri-food products in Europe. The country is one of the largest exporters of apples. This high volume of production of crops has supported the growth in the crop protection industry of the country. Major crops produced in Poland are wheat, barley, rye, oats, potato, and some other fruits and vegetables. The demand for herbicides, haulm destructors and moss killers was highest in the country followed by the demand for fungicides and bactericides. Plant growth regulators, insecticides and acaricides were also consumed in substantial amounts in the country. The key growth drivers of the crop protection market have been the increase in domestic consumption and export of crops and food products to the European Market.
The country has a presence of a large number of global players in the crop protection market. There has been a health competition in the market. The trend for organic farming is significantly rising in the country and so is the demand for bio-pesticides. Companies are introducing newer products in the market that result in higher yield of crop. The demand for crop protection products in the country have also increased due to multiple cropping patterns and temperature fluctuation. The accession of the country to the European Union opened the gates of EU cash for the farmers of the country. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) initiated provided direct benefits to the farmers. This financial support has changed the face of the country’s agriculture sector. The European Union’s legislation for usage of pesticides and other crop protection products has extensively promoted the use of bio-pesticides and other environment friendly products.
The report titled “Poland Crop Protection Market by Type (Pesticides (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, others) and Bio-pesticides (Bio-chemical pesticides, Microbial Pesticides, others)) by Crop Type (Cereal, Vegetable and Forage Crops) - Outlook to 2022” by Ken Research suggested a growth at a positive CAGR in revenues in Poland Crop protection market in the next 5 years till 2022, due industry friendly policies of the government, rise in organic farming trend and increase in domestic consumption and export of agri-food products.
Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications