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Overcoming barriers to the adoption of climate-friendly practices in agriculture

Anita Wreford, Ada Ignaciuk and Guillaume Gruère ()
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Anita Wreford: Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute)
Ada Ignaciuk: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

No 101, OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers from OECD Publishing

Abstract: Considerable efforts have been devoted to understanding and developing technologies and practices that can help the agricultural sector reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The uptake of these "climate-friendly" technologies and practices, however, remains low. This report, based on a comprehensive review of the literature, analyses barriers that may prevent farmers from adopting climate-friendly practices. A multitude of potential barriers exist, some associated with farm-level constraints, others operating at the sector level, or created by existing policies. A series of recommendations are made to properly identify these types of barriers and to select the right instruments that would work to implement effective policy solutions.

Keywords: adaptation policies; Agriculture; climate change; climate mitigation; technology adoption (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q16 Q18 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr and nep-env
Date: 2017-04-27
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