Genetically-modified (GM) and hybrid seeds denote a significant step forward in the production of agricultural crops. The adoption of new seed technologies, such as genetically modified seeds and hybrid seeds, has an acute impact on seed coating ingredients market. According to International service for the acquisition of agri-biotech applications, the United States witnessed the highest area cultivated under GM crops and hybrids globally. Over the years, the acreage of genetically modified crops in the United States recorded a positive growth of 5.8% from 70.9 million hectare in 2015 to 75 million hectares in 2017. According to International Service for The Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, the total acreage of genetically modified crops in Canada was valued at 13.1 million hectare, which was 11 million hectare in 2015. The growers are inclined to use GM and hybrid seeds for various reasons, as they have lower production costs, fewer pest problems, need lesser pesticides, and provide better yields. The higher the consumption of GM seeds, the more the scope for seed coating manufacturers, as most of the GM and hybrid seeds need to be coated for better performance.
The number of suppliers operating in the UAE fruits and vegetables market is quite high, leading to ready availability of products from a few well-established suppliers in the open market. The cost associated with switching suppliers is low as most of the products fall in the same price range. The rise in the number of supermarkets and hypermarkets, along with the emergence of small grocery stores and mini-markets, indicates that the supplier concentration is moderate to high. The forward integration capabilities of suppliers are moderate, as they are still in the process of establishing their own distribution channels.
The global orange market is growing at robust growth rate, owing to the increasing demand for fresh oranges. High production capabilities and magnificent weather conditions contributes to the production of oranges. The production of oranges are majorly affected by several factors, such as environmental factors, bio stress, and government policies of the country. Some of the major pests and disease affecting orange are citrus greening disease, citrus canker, citrus tristeza virus, etc. The unfavorable climatic conditions, such as lower rainfall and high temperatures have a negative influence on the growth of oranges. Spain is one of the major producers of citrus fruits, especially oranges. However, a rebound in the citrus production in the European countries may result in a reduction of imports from Spain. In addition, export destinations for European countries are Middle East, China, and Canada. Naveline, Valencia, moro, sanguinello, etc. are some of the major varieties of orange produced across the world. The other important varieties of orange found are lane late from Australia, Navelate from Spain, and Newhall from California.
The South Africa fast food market is analyzed based on its prospect and future growth rate. The report highlights numerous factors that influence the growth of the South Africa fast food market. These include market forecast, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and role of different key players operating in the market. The report is analyzed by South Africa fast food market, which include the segments such as product type, age group, and distribution channel.
Increasing demand for low calorie sweeteners from food and beverages manufacturers have been increased from last few years, owing to the rising concern over obesity and diabetes across the world. Many key players in beverages are introducing the products with natural low-calorie sweeteners mainly stevia. For instance, in 2018, Coca-Cola launched Coke “Coca-Cola Life” sweetened with 100% stevia in New Zealand. The company is also planning to introduce this product in the South Pacific region in upcoming years. Increasingly, consumers from developed economies such as the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom are inclined toward low-sugar fruits and vegetable juices, which is driving the demand of stevia for beverages application.