Biofortification Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Biofortification Market Research Report: Information by Targeted Crop (Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, Legumes), Approach (Transgenic, Conventional Breeding, Agronomy), Targeted Nutrient (Vitamins, Minerals), and Region - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/AGR/6321-HCR | November 2022 | Region: Global | 90 Pages         

Biofortification Market

Biofortification Market Size is anticipated to reach USD 160 Million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 8% during 2020-2027


By Targeted Crop Cereals & Grains Fruits & Vegetables Legumes
By Approach Transgenic Conventional Breeding Agronomy
By Targeted Nutrient Vitamins Minerals

Key Players

  • DowDuPont (US)
  • HarvestPlus (US)
  • Syngenta (Switzerland)
  • Bayer (Germany)
  • BASF SE (Germany)


  • Massive demand for nutritional food
  • Rising health awareness among people
  • increasing government initiatives and surging prevalence of nutritional disorders
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Market Scenario

Biofortification is the process of enhancing the nutrient content of crops through conventional breeding, agronomy, or a transgenic-based approach. It is a potential strategy used to curb the increasing incidences of undernutrition. The global biofortification market can capitalize with an impressive CAGR of 8% and be valued, worth USD 160 Million by 2027. owing to the surging demand for nutritional food and increasing investments in agrigenomics. Government authorities, private agriculture research institutes, and agri-based firms are investing in public health programmes to provide biofortified crops to undernourished people, especially children. Moreover, technological advancements in agriculture and biotechnology are fuelling market growth as advanced transgenic techniques help in producing biofortified crops in a short duration of time with assured results.

The major factors hampering the growth of the global biofortification market are the lack of awareness about the benefits of nutritionally improved crops and presence of stringent regulations pertaining to the production and commercialization of transgenic crops. Owing to such regulations, the biofortification industry in Europe and North America are registering limited growth.


The global biofortification market has been segmented based on targeted crop, approach, targeted nutrient, and region.

Based on targeted crop, the global market has been divided into cereals and grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes and pulses, oilseeds, and others.

The global market has been classified, on the basis of approach, as transgenic, conventional breeding, and agronomy.

By targeted nutrient, the global market has been categorized as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and others.

The global biofortification industry has been studied with regard to four key regions—Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.

The Latin American biofortification market has further been segmented into Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and the rest of Latin America. The African biofortification market has been classified as Nigeria, Malawi, Ghana, Congo, and the rest of Africa. The biofortification market in Asia-Pacific has been divided into China, India, Bangladesh, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The biofortification market in the rest of the world has been segmented into North America, the Middle East, and Europe.

Key Players

DowDuPont (US), HarvestPlus (US), Syngenta (Switzerland), Bayer (Germany), and BASF SE (Germany) are some of the key players in the global biofortification market.

Regional Market Summary

Global Biofortification Market Share (%), by Region, 2019Global Biofortification Market Share (%), by Region, 2018

Source: Secondary Sources and MRFR Analysis

Asia-Pacific is projected to dominate the biofortification market during the forecast period due to the increased cultivation and consumption of biofortified crops in food processing and direct consumption. The growth of the agriculture industry in Asia-Pacific and increasing R&D investments in agricultural operations are also fuelling regional market growth. However, the African market is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the increasing government initiatives in the region and rising awareness regarding the importance of nutrient-rich food to curb nutritional disorders.

Global Market, by Targeted Crop

  • Cereals and Grains

  • Fruits and Vegetables

  • Legumes and Pulses

  • Oilseeds

  • Others

Global Market, by Approach

  • Transgenic

  • Conventional Breeding

  • Agronomy

Global Market, by Targeted Nutrient

  • Vitamins

  • Minerals

  • Amino Acids

  • Others

Global Market, by Region

  • Latin America

    • Guatemala

    • Mexico

    • Colombia

    • Rest of Latin America

  • Africa

    • Nigeria

    • Malawi

    • Ghana

    • Congo

    • Rest of Africa

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Bangladesh

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

    • North America

    • Middle East

    • Europe

Key Players in the Global Market

  • DowDuPont (US)

  • Syngenta (Switzerland)

  • HarvestPlus (US)

  • Bayer (Germany)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

Intended Audience

  • Biotechnology companies

  • Food & beverage processors

  • Agriculture associations

  • Feed manufacturers

  • Agriculture research institutes

  • Traders, exporters, and importers

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 160 Million
  CAGR   8% (2019-2027)
  Base Year   2018
  Forecast Period   2027
  Historical Data   2015-2017
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Targeted Crop, Approach, and Targeted Nutrient
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   DowDuPont (US), HarvestPlus (US), Syngenta (Switzerland), Bayer (Germany), and BASF SE (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities   Rising initiatives by government and non-government organizations to lower nutrition deficiency is a major determinant driving market growth.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Massive demand for nutritional food.
  • Rising health awareness among people, increasing government initiatives, and surging prevalence of nutritional disorders

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Massive demand for nutritional food is the major driver of the global biofortification market.

    Regulations pertaining the growth of transgenic crops can restrain market growth.

    The transgenic sub-segment, under the ‘approach’ segment can exhibit the highest growth rate till 2027.

    APAC can dominate the global biofortification market due to massive demand for biofortified crops.

    Africa can display the highest growth rate in the global biofortification market.

    HarvestPlus, DowDuPont, Bayer, BASF SE, and Syngenta are notable players of the global biofortification market.