Behavioural factors affecting the adoption of sustainable farming practices: a policy-oriented review
JesÃºs Barreiro-HurlÃ© and
Rene van Bavel
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé
European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2019, vol. 46, issue 3, 417-471
This paper reviews the findings from the last 20 years on the behavioural factors that influence farmersâ€™ decisions to adopt environmentally sustainable practices. It also proposes policy options to increase adoption, based on these behavioural factors and embedded in the EU Common Agricultural Policy. Behavioural factors are grouped into three clusters, from more distal to more proximal: (i) dispositional factors; (ii) social factors and (iii) cognitive factors. Overall, the review demonstrates that considering behavioural factors enriches economic analyses of farmer decision-making, and can lead to more realistic and effective agri-environmental policies.
Keywords: environment; sustainability; conservation; farming; agriculture; behavioural sciences; nudge; psychology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (28) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:oup:erevae:v:46:y:2019:i:3:p:417-471.
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
European Review of Agricultural Economics is currently edited by Christoph Weiss, Thomas Heckelei and Paolo Sckokai
More articles in European Review of Agricultural Economics from Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Oxford University Press () and Christopher F. Baum ().