The global post-harvest treatment market is set to experience significant growth, with a projected CAGR of 7.7% from 2022 to 2028, reaching a value of USD 3.1 billion by 2028, up from USD 1.9 billion in 2022. This growth is primarily driven by the increasing consumption of fresh produce, particularly in emerging nations where rising disposable incomes contribute to the demand for fresh food. As the consumption of fresh food rises, so does the need for post-harvest treatments to ensure the safety and quality of fruits and vegetables. Emerging markets, in particular, offer high growth potential due to the escalating demand for fresh food and the availability of advanced post-harvest treatment technologies.
Opportunities in the market arise from the growing demand for environmentally friendly technologies, as consumers show a preference for higher food quality and safety, and emphasize healthy diets. Organic and bio-based post-harvest treatment methods are gaining popularity, especially in regions like North America and Europe, where significant demand for organic produce already exists. The Asia Pacific region, an emerging market, is also showing increasing interest in organic options, presenting growth opportunities in this segment.
However, the market also faces challenges, notably the low awareness of post-harvest losses and the benefits of post-harvest treatment among farmers, particularly in underdeveloped nations. To drive market dynamics and promote the adoption of post-harvest treatments, awareness and knowledge programs are essential, especially in regions like Asia Pacific, encompassing countries such as India, Iran, and Cambodia. By increasing awareness of the importance of post-harvest treatment and its impact on agricultural practices, the market can further expand its reach.
Key players in the post-harvest treatment market include JBT (US), Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Switzerland), Nufarm (Australia), AgroFresh (US), Bayer AG (Germany), BASF (Germany), Citrosol (Spain), Hazel Technologies, Inc. (US), Lytone Enterprise, Inc. (Taiwan), and Shandong Aoweite Biotechnology Co., Ltd (China), among others. Their contributions to research and development, as well as the adoption of advanced technologies, play a vital role in driving the market’s growth and meeting the increasing demand for effective post-harvest treatments worldwide.