Rural activities industry includes establishments involved in cotton ginning, soil preparation, planting, and cultivating, crop harvesting, postharvest crop activities, farm labor contractors and crew leaders, farm management services, support activities for animal production, support activities for forestry, finfish fishing, shellfish fishing, other marine fishing, hunting and trapping, timber tract operations, forest nurseries and gathering of forest products and logging.
The top companies covered are Olam International, Weyerhaeuser Company, and Austevoll Seafood.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The global rural activities market was valued at over $1 trillion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the rural activities market in 2017, accounting for more than 50% market share. China was the largest country in the market in 2017, accounting for more than 25% market share.
Remote sensing is the newest technology which has an increased use in agriculture for its enduring properties of yield estimation and crop damage assessment. Remote sensing is the process of obtaining information about an object or area, without having any physical contact, typically from an aircraft or satellite. It is used in agriculture as it helps in crop identification, crop condition assessment and stress detection.
Rural activities industry is segmented into Forestry And Logging, Fishing, Hunting And Trapping, and Agriculture And Forestry Support Activities.
Forestry And Logging includes establishments involved in growing, cutting and transporting of timber, operations of timber tract, growing trees for reforestation and collecting forest products such as gums, barks and fibers.
Fishing, Hunting and Trapping includes establishments involved in the commercial catching or taking of shellfish, finfish and other wild animals from their natural habitat. Hunting and trapping activities are classified in the same subsector as fishing as the availability of resources and the constraints imposed, such as conservation requirements and proper habitat maintenance, are similar.
Agriculture and Forestry Support Activities include dairy herd improvement activities, livestock spraying and sheep dipping and shearing. It is also involved in performing support activities related to timber production, wood technology, forestry economics and marketing, and forest protection. In agriculture, support activities include aerial crop dusting, farm management services, cotton ginning, planting crops, and vineyard cultivation services.