Title: Behavioural factors affecting the adoption of sustainable farming practices: a policy-oriented review
Authors: DESSART FRANÇOIS JACQUESBARREIRO HURLE JESUSVAN BAVEL RENE
Citation: EUROPEAN REVIEW OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS vol. 46 no. 3 p. 417–471
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC111607
ISSN: 0165-1587 (online)
URI: https://academic.oup.com/erae/article/46/3/417/5499186
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC111607
DOI: 10.1093/erae/jbz019
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper reviews the findings from the last 20 years on the behavioural factors that influence farmers’ 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.
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