The global hydroponics market size is estimated to reach USD 5.68 billion by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 22.52% from 2019 to 2025, according to the new study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. The adoption of smart farming technologies, such as vertical farming, which has helped the evolution of hydroponics, is expected to spur the market growth. Continuous improvements in hydroponics technologies and introduction of innovative, state-of-the-art technologies, including environmental and temperature sensing, remote growth monitoring, and automatic nutrient reading, is likely to fuel the demand.
Key suggestions from the report:
- Middle East, South America, and Asia Pacific are anticipated to witness lukewarm rise in terms of adoption of hydroponics, on account of lack of government incentives to set up the infrastructure
- Increasing demand for cannabis for medical and recreational uses is expected to boost the adoption among indoor farmers from Canada, Georgia, South Africa, and other such countries
- NFT in the liquid hydroponic systems is one of the highly adopted methods used by indoor farmers. However, state-of-the-art NFT technique is gaining more popularity amongst the growers
- Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2018 owing to the substantial demand from countries, such as South Korea, China, India, and Hong Kong
- European regional segment is likely to emerge as the prominent segment, holding the largest market share by 2025. The countries such as the Netherlands, Turkey, and Spain witness a high adoption rate of hydroponics
- Mexico is projected to portray lucrative opportunities in near future, owing to the presence of market players, such as Hydroponic Systems, Cultura H, and General Hydroponics. Also, the drylands spread over 100 million hectares in the country restrict the agricultural expansion, driving the adoption of hydroponics and other vertical farming technologies
Read 85 page research report with ToC on “Hydroponics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Aggregate Systems, Liquid Systems), By Crops (Tomatoes, Lettuce, Peppers, Cucumbers, Herbs), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 – 2025” at: https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/hydroponics-market
Based on type, the hydroponics market is segregated into aggregate systems and liquid systems. The aggregate systems segment is projected to continue holding the largest market share over the forecast period. The liquid systems segment is expected to expand at a high CAGR over the forecast period. Aggregate hydroponics farming encompassed multiple technologies, namely, drip, wick, and ebb and flow. Herein, the plants are grown with the presence of a medium such as rock wool, perlite, and others. It is essential for the farmers to choose the right kind of media for certain crops, as they vary in terms of pH and thickness, which may hinder the smooth growth of roots. However, the liquid systems eliminate the use of such media and provide the nutrients directly to the roots, reducing the time required for yield. Hence, the adoption of liquid systems, such as deep water culture and Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.
The primary crops cultivated through the hydroponics method are tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, and herbs. Majority of indoor farmers use hydroponic systems to grow tomatoes. As a result, the tomatoes segment dominates the entire market in 2018 and is estimated to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Europe held the largest share of hydroponically grown tomatoes market in 2018 owing to the high cultivation rate in Netherlands and Italy. Rising demand for organically grown, pesticide-free, and highly nutritious vegetable is expected to drive the adoption of hydroponics for the cultivation of lettuce and other leafy vegetable along with other indoor farming techniques. Among all the leafy vegetables, green leaf lettuce is increasingly gaining popularity among the growers owing to its high consumption rate and worldwide demand. However, owing to the changing and favorable regulations pertaining to the growth of legalized marijuana, the cannabis farmers across the globe are increasingly adopting the hydroponic farming method.
Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2018, as countries such as China, South Korea, and Japan are finding lucrative opportunities in hydroponics farming to cater to the rising food demand. However, Europe is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the favorable government scenario regarding the development and adoption of alternative farming technologies.
AeroFarms (U.S.); AMHYDRO (U.S.); Argus Control Systems Limited (Canada); Emirates Hydroponics Farms (UAE); Freight Farms (U.S.); Green Sense Farms Holdings, Inc. (U.S.); Heliospectra AB (Sweden); LumiGrow (U.S.); Signify Holding (the Netherlands); and Terra Tech Corp (U.S.) are some of the eminent providers and vendors of hydroponic equipment and solutions. These companies, along with other local or global market players, continually emphasize geographic expansion and product development. They have realized the lucrative opportunities in the urban regions of developed countries, such as U.S., China, U.K., and Japan.
Grand View Research has segmented the global hydroponics market based on type, crops, and region:
- Hydroponics Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025)
- Aggregate Systems
- Liquid Systems
- Hydroponics Crops Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025)
- Hydroponics Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025)
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of World
- North America
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SOURCE Grand View Research, Inc.
Village Farms Opts to Receive $5.94 Million Cash Refund from Pure Sunfarms
Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms“) (TSX: VFF; Nasdaq: VFF) today announced that it has opted to receive a $5.94 million cash refund from Pure Sunfarms Corp. (“Pure Sunfarms“) relating to an additional equity contribution that Village Farms made to Pure Sunfarms on November 19, 2019 (the “VF Additional Equity Contribution“).
As previously disclosed by Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (“Emerald“), it has been disputing Village Farms’ ability to make the VF Additional Equity Contribution of $5.94 million, as well as the cancellation of 5,940,000 common shares of Pure Sunfarms placed in escrow pending payment by Emerald of its related $5.94 million equity contribution, following its failure to make its required equity contribution to Pure Sunfarms on November 1, 2019. In an effort to narrow the issues in dispute and accelerate the resolution of this shareholder dispute, Village Farms decided to unwind the VF Additional Equity Contribution, which has now been completed, with Pure Sunfarms providing Village Farms with the $5.94 million cash refund. The $5.94 million cash refund to Village Farms also eliminates the costs and delays involved in obtaining an independent appraisal of Pure Sunfarms that resulted from the VF Additional Equity Contribution.
Village Farms continues to seek the cancellation of 5,940,000 common shares of Pure Sunfarms that were placed in escrow pending payment by Emerald of its related equity contribution (the “Emerald Share Cancellation“), which was not made as required. It is Village Farms’ position that the Emerald Share Cancellation is expressly provided for in the applicable legal agreements.
“Due to the arbitration process related to the Emerald Share Cancellation taking significantly longer than originally anticipated, and with the resulting number of incremental shares for our $5.94 million equity contribution unknown, we decided to reduce the number of items in dispute in an effort to bring the matter to resolution sooner for Village Farms and its shareholders,” said Michael DeGiglio, CEO, Village Farms. “In addition, as a result of the $5.94 million cash refund to Village Farms, we anticipate that Pure Sunfarms may call for additional equity contributions by each of Village Farms and Emerald.”
If Village Farms is successful in the arbitration and Emerald’s escrowed shares are cancelled, Village Farms would own 53.5% of Pure Sunfarms and Emerald would own 46.5% effective as of November 19, 2019. Village Farms expects a decision from the arbitration panel during the second half of 2020.
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements may relate to Village Farms’ future outlook or financial position and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the financial position, business strategy, budgets, litigation, projected production, projected costs, capital expenditures, financial results, taxes, plans and objectives of or involving Village Farms and Pure Sunfarms. Particularly, statements regarding future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities for Village Farms, Pure Sunfarms, the greenhouse vegetable industry or the cannabis and hemp industries are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by such terms as “outlook”, “may”, “might”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “occur”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue”, “likely”, “schedule”, “objectives”, or the negative or grammatical variation thereof or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts.
Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on information currently available to management, there can be no assurance that actual results or events will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Village Farms’ control, that may cause Village Farms’ or the industry’s actual results, performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities in future periods to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the factors contained in Village Farms’ filings with U.S. and Canadian securities regulators, including as detailed in Village Farms’ annual information form and management’s discussion and analysis for the year-ended December 31, 2018 and for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019.
When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, Village Farms cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, as forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as guarantees of future results, events, performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities. The forward-looking statements made in this press release only relate to events or information as of the date on which the statements are made in this press release. Except as required by law, Village Farms undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Canada House Wellness Group Announces Results of Annual General Meeting and Issuance of Stock Options
Canada House Wellness Group Inc. (CSE: CHV) (“Canada House” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the results of the company’s Annual General Meeting of shareholders that was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday, December 19, 2019, where two business items were presented and approved by the shareholders in attendance.
The Directors of the Company that were nominated at the meeting – Norman Betts, Chris Churchill-Smith, Shawn Graham, Gaetan Lussier, and Dennis Moir – were elected to hold office until the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, or until their successors are elected or appointed.
In addition, Ernst & Young LLP were appointed as auditors of the Company for the following year and the Directors were authorized to fix their remuneration.
The business summary presented at the Annual General Meeting is available on the Investor Centre section of Canada House’s website at https://canadahouse.ca.
The Company is also pleased to announce the immediate granting of 500,000 stock options to senior employees and advisors at an exercise price of $0.05 and with a term of 5-years. The grant was made in accordance with the Company’s stock option plan and the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
SOURCE Canada House Wellness Group Inc.
Canopy Growth Revises Beverage Launch Timeline
Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED), (NYSE: CGC) submitted its final documentation for its beverage facility to Health Canada in late June 2019 and subsequently received the licence in late November 2019. In the seven weeks since receiving the licence, the Company has made meaningful progress towards scaling the production process for its cannabis beverages from lab scale to commercial scale.
Management remains very confident in the underlying beverage science and in its ability to scale production and deliver high quality, differentiated cannabis beverages to the market. However, the scaling process is not complete, and the Company is extending its to-market date while the internal teams complete the final steps.
“Canopy has had seven weeks to work with THC in the brand new beverage facility to scale processes and IP it has developed in the R&D environment,” said David Klein, CEO, Canopy Growth. “In order to deliver products that meet our customer’s high standards we are electing to revise the launch date while we work through the final details.”
Cannabis beverages have disruptive power and in time, may introduce new consumers to the cannabis category. Canopy does not believe this delay will have a material impact on its FY20 revenue.
The Company intends to provide an update with the release of its Q3 FY20 financial results.
Here’s to Future (Cannabis Category) Growth.
SOURCE Canopy Growth Corporation
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