The agriculture and forestry support activities market includes 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. Establishments involved in support services for raising animals such as dogs, cats and pet birds, pedigree record services, and boarding horses are also included in this category.
The global agriculture and forestry support activities market was valued at $488.7 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $266.2 billion or 54.4% of the global market. China was the largest country accounting for $97.4 billion or 19.9% of the global agriculture and forestry support activities market.
Remote sensing has increased use in agriculture and forestry activities for its enduring properties and reduces costs and time invested on fertilizers. Remote sensing is the process of obtaining information about an area, without any physical contact, typically from an aircraft or satellite. Companies in agriculture and forestry activities market use remote sensing for identification of planting and harvesting dates, yield and soil moisture estimation, crop damage assessment, mapping and stress detection.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The agriculture and forestry support activities market is segmented into Support Activities For Crop Production; Support Activities For Animal Production; Support Activities For Forestry.
Support Activities For Crop Production group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing support activities for growing crops.
Support Activities For Animal Production group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing support activities related to raising livestock, including companion animals.
Support Activities For Forestry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in performing particular support activities, related to harvesting timber.