Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Overview, 2029

Japan's Agriculture Biotechnology Market, Valued at Over USD 1.5 Billion in 2023, Leverages Innovation and Precision Farming Techniques.

In Japan's thriving biotechnology agriculture business, prominent themes include a diversified approach to product development and innovation. One major focus is on the development of pest and disease-resistant crops using cutting-edge techniques such as gene editing and marker-assisted selection. This strategic adjustment not only ensures crop health but also reduces the need for chemical pesticides, which aligns with global environmental goals. Additionally, there has been an increase in the manufacturing of functional foods with improved nutritional profiles or specialised health benefits. Using biotechnology developments, Japanese agricultural firms are developing goods to fulfil changing customer expectations for healthier nutritional options. Furthermore, the adoption of vertical farming and indoor agriculture technologies is increasing, owing to the need to maximise land use efficiency in the face of limited space. These novel approaches provide a path to sustainable food production while reducing environmental effects. Japan's agricultural landscape is shaped by deep cultural values and shifting consumer tastes. The country places a high value on food safety and traceability, demonstrating a deeply rooted dedication to quality assurance and customer welfare. As a result, there is an increase in demand for high-quality, locally sourced agricultural products, driven by discerning consumers looking for authenticity and freshness. Furthermore, there is a growing awareness of environmental sustainability in the agriculture industry, which is driving a shift toward eco-friendly techniques. This cultural ethos reflects a broader societal movement toward responsible consumerism and environmental stewardship, which is impacting the future of Japan's biotechnology agriculture business. According to the research report “Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Overview, 2029," published by Bonafide Research, the Japan Agriculture Biotechnology market was valued at more than USD 1.5 Billion in 2023. The factors driving Japan's biotechnology agriculture sector are numerous, including population trends, economic imperatives, and technical breakthroughs. The ageing population and rising healthcare expenditures highlight the critical need for solutions to improve food production efficiency and nutritional value. At the same time, the need to increase agricultural output while working with limited land resources needs novel ways, which drives biotechnology investments. However, the sector faces regulatory complications, particularly in the case of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Stringent approval processes and public concerns over GMOs present significant roadblocks, slowing the pace of technical implementation. Furthermore, labour shortages in agriculture pose a significant challenge, demanding initiatives to improve worker efficiency and sustainability. Japan's policy and regulatory environment for biotechnology agriculture strikes a careful balance between innovation and risk control. GMO approval and commercialization are governed by stringent rules, which include rigorous evaluation processes aimed at protecting human health and the environment. Simultaneously, the government promotes a conducive climate for agricultural biotechnology research and development, acknowledging its critical role in improving food security and sustainability. Furthermore, there is an increasing emphasis on establishing coexistence between conventional and biotechnology-based agriculture, with the goal of reconciling opposing stakeholder interests while cultivating an environment of innovation and collaboration within the industry. This changing policy landscape demonstrates Japan's commitment to using biotechnology for the collective good of society while adhering to strict safety and ethical requirements.

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In the realm of hybrid seeds, a cornerstone of modern agricultural practices, the deliberate cross-pollination of genetically distinct parent plants within the same species has revolutionised crop cultivation. These hybrid seeds amalgamate desirable traits from each parent, yielding offspring plants endowed with heightened characteristics such as increased yield, improved disease resistance, better tolerance to environmental stressors, and uniform growth and appearance. This category of biotechnological innovation has significantly bolstered agricultural productivity and sustainability, offering farmers across the globe a powerful tool to enhance crop quality and yield potential. Transgenic crops, commonly known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), represent another pivotal facet of biotech agriculture. Through genetic manipulation techniques, such as gene insertion from other organisms or modification of existing genes within the plant, transgenic crops are endowed with novel traits tailored to specific agricultural needs. These traits can range from pest resistance and herbicide tolerance to enhanced nutritional profiles, offering solutions to pressing challenges in modern agriculture, such as pest management and nutrient optimization. Bio-pesticides, derived from natural sources such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, plants, and minerals, constitute an eco-friendly alternative to conventional chemical pesticides. These biologically derived pest control products provide targeted solutions for crop protection while minimising adverse effects on beneficial insects and wildlife. With their ability to degrade rapidly in the environment, bio-pesticides contribute to sustainable pest management practices, aligning with the growing demand for environmentally conscious agricultural solutions. Bio-fertilizers, comprising living organisms or organic substances, play a crucial role in enhancing soil health and fertility. By promoting nutrient availability and uptake, bio-fertilizers contribute to improved crop growth and yield potential. Key mechanisms include nitrogen fixation, phosphorus solubilization, and stimulation of plant root growth, underscoring the multifaceted benefits of these biotechnological interventions in agriculture. The expanding market for biofertilizers, biopesticides, and biostimulants represents a substantial move toward more sustainable agriculture techniques. This tendency is further encouraged by the growing presence of industry stakeholders at major international trade exhibitions such as Food Expo Japan and the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit. These events provide a venue for displaying new ideas and encouraging cooperation to meet the increasing demands of the global food supply chain. Trade figures show a significant increase in soybean and corn imports, indicating a possible reliance on biotechnology in their manufacturing methods. This is consistent with the broader trend of using biotechnology developments into agricultural methods to improve production and efficiency. Recent industry developments demonstrate continued progress in biotechnology applications in agriculture. The clearance of the first CRISPR-edited tomatoes for consumption in Japan in 2023 marks a significant milestone in genetic editing technology, with potential benefits for crop resilience and nutritional quality. Furthermore, rising government support for vertical farming research in 2022 demonstrates the growing acceptance of alternative farming methods to address the difficulties of limited arable land and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, the increase in public-private collaborations for the development of novel agricultural biotechnologies in 2021 reflects joint efforts to harness innovation to address global food security and sustainability issues. In comparison to its regional rivals, Japan is more cautious about the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture, whereas China and South Korea have more liberal attitudes. Despite this conservative approach, Japan is a pioneer in research and development for advanced agricultural biotechnology applications. This leadership position demonstrates Japan's dedication to innovation and its strategic focus on upgrading agricultural practices through cutting-edge biotechnology technologies. The availability of raw materials is crucial in the production of agricultural biotechnology products. In Japan, there is little domestic production of critical raw materials required for the manufacture of such items. As a result, there is a large reliance on imports to supply the need for critical components such as enzymes, growth hormones, and other inputs required for biotech operations. This reliance on imports emphasises the interconnection of global supply chains in the biotechnology industry, as well as the importance of strong strategic planning in ensuring regular access to critical resources. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly shifted priorities in the agricultural biotechnology sector, emphasising the crucial significance of resilient and sustainable food production systems. As disruptions to global supply chains and distribution networks occurred, there was a greater understanding of the vulnerabilities inherent in current food production systems. In response, there has been a significant increase in investment in technology capable of improving food security and resilience in the face of future crises. This increased investment demonstrates a common knowledge of the need to strengthen food production systems against external shocks, assuring the continuous availability of secure and nutritious food supplies for populations globally.

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Manmayi Raval

Manmayi Raval

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Considered in this report • Historic year: 2018 • Base year: 2023 • Estimated year: 2024 • Forecast year: 2029 Aspects covered in this report • Agriculture Biotechnology market Outlook with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation By Type • Hybrid Seeds • Transgenic Crops • Bio-pesticides • Bio-fertilizers

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By Technology • Genetic Engineering • Tissue Culture • Embryo Rescue • Somatic Hybridization • Molecular Diagnostics • Vaccine • Others By Application • Transgenic Crops & Animals • Antibiotic Development • Biofuels • Vaccine Development • Nutritional Supplements • Flower Culturing • By Crop Type • Soybean • Maize • Cotton • Others (Canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, potatoes, papaya, squash, apples) The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary and secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list the companies that are present in it. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources, primary research was conducted by conducting telephone interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this; we have started making primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting them in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us, we can start verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations, and organizations related to the Agriculture Biotechnology industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing and presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Market Structure
  • 2.1. Market Considerate
  • 2.2. Assumptions
  • 2.3. Limitations
  • 2.4. Abbreviations
  • 2.5. Sources
  • 2.6. Definitions
  • 2.7. Geography
  • 3. Research Methodology
  • 3.1. Secondary Research
  • 3.2. Primary Data Collection
  • 3.3. Market Formation & Validation
  • 3.4. Report Writing, Quality Check & Delivery
  • 4. Japan Macro Economic Indicators
  • 5. Market Dynamics
  • 5.1. Key Findings
  • 5.2. Key Developments - 2021
  • 5.3. Market Drivers & Opportunities
  • 5.4. Market Restraints & Challenges
  • 5.5. Market Trends
  • 5.6. Covid-19 Effect
  • 5.7. Supply chain Analysis
  • 5.8. Policy & Regulatory Framework
  • 5.9. Industry Experts Views
  • 6. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Overview
  • 6.1. Market Size By Value
  • 6.2. Market Size and Forecast By Type
  • 6.3. Market Size and Forecast By Technology
  • 6.4. Market Size and Forecast By Application
  • 6.5. Market Size and Forecast By Crop Type
  • 7. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Segmentations
  • 7.1. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market, By Type
  • 7.1.1. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Hybrid Seeds, 2018-2029
  • 7.1.2. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Transgenic Crops, 2018-2029
  • 7.1.3. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Bio-Pesticides, 2018-2029
  • 7.1.4. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Bio-fertilizers, 2018-2029
  • 7.2. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market, By Technology
  • 7.2.1. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Genetic Engineering, 2018-2029
  • 7.2.2. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Tissue Culture, 2018-2029
  • 7.2.3. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Embryo Rescue, 2018-2029
  • 7.2.4. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Somatic Hybridization, 2018-2029
  • 7.2.5. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Molecular Diagnostics, 2018-2029
  • 7.2.6. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Vaccine, 2018-2029
  • 7.2.7. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Others, 2018-2029
  • 7.3. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market, By Application
  • 7.3.1. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Transgenic Crops & Animals, 2018-2029
  • 7.3.2. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Antibiotic Development, 2018-2029
  • 7.3.3. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Biofuels, 2018-2029
  • 7.3.4. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Vaccine Development, 2018-2029
  • 7.3.5. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Nutritional Supplements, 2018-2029
  • 7.3.6. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Flower Culturing, 2018-2029
  • 7.4. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market, By Crop Type
  • 7.4.1. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Soybean, 2018-2029
  • 7.4.2. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Maize, 2018-2029
  • 7.4.3. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Cotton, 2018-2029
  • 7.4.4. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size, By Others, 2018-2029
  • 8. Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Opportunity Assessment
  • 8.1. By Type, 2024 to 2029
  • 8.2. By Technology, 2024 to 2029
  • 8.3. By Application, 2024 to 2029
  • 8.4. By Crop Type, 2024 to 2029
  • 9. Competitive Landscape
  • 9.1. Porter's Five Forces
  • 9.2. Company Profile
  • 9.2.1. BASF SE
  • 9.2.1.1. Company Snapshot
  • 9.2.1.2. Company Overview
  • 9.2.1.3. Financial Highlights
  • 9.2.1.4. Geographic Insights
  • 9.2.1.5. Business Segment & Performance
  • 9.2.1.6. Product Portfolio
  • 9.2.1.7. Key Executives
  • 9.2.1.8. Strategic Moves & Developments
  • 9.2.2. Bayer AG
  • 9.2.3. UPL Ltd
  • 9.2.4. Syngenta
  • 9.2.5. FMC Corporation
  • 9.2.6. Corteva, Inc
  • 9.2.7. Nufarm Ltd
  • 9.2.8. KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • 10. Strategic Recommendations
  • 11. Disclaimer

Table 1: Influencing Factors for Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market, 2023
Table 2: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size and Forecast By Type (2018, 2023 & 2029F)
Table 3: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size and Forecast By Technology (2018, 2023 & 2029F)
Table 4: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size and Forecast By Application (2018, 2023 & 2029F)
Table 5: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size and Forecast By Crop Type (2018, 2023 & 2029F)
Table 6: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Hybrid Seeds (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 7: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Transgenic Crops (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 8: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Bio-Pesticides (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 9: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Bio-fertilizers (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 10: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Genetic Engineering (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 11: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Tissue Culture (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 12: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Embryo Rescue (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 13: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Somatic Hybridization (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 14: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Molecular Diagnostics (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 15: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Vaccine (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 16: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Others (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 17: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Transgenic Crops & Animals (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 18: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Antibiotic Development (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 19: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Biofuels (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 20: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Vaccine Development (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 21: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Nutritional Supplements (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 22: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Flower Culturing (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 23: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Soybean (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 24: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Maize (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 25: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Cotton (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions
Table 26: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size of Others (2018 to 2029) in USD Millions

Figure 1: Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market Size By Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Millions)
Figure 2: Market Attractiveness Index, By Type
Figure 3: Market Attractiveness Index, By Technology
Figure 4: Market Attractiveness Index, By Application
Figure 5: Market Attractiveness Index, By Crop Type
Figure 6: Porter's Five Forces of Japan Agriculture Biotechnology Market
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