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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  The role of grazier motivations and risk attitudes in the adoption of grazing best management practices
Autores:  Greiner, Romy
Miller, Owen
Patterson, Louisa
Data:  2008-05-09
Ano:  2008
Palavras-chave:  Conservation practices
Water quality
Burdekin River catchment
Best management practices
Risk management
Empirical research
Factor analysis
Environmental Economics and Policy
Farm Management
Risk and Uncertainty
Resumo:  The onus on landholders in relation to environmental performance is ever increasing. One tool for achieving environmental improvements is the design and promotion of region-specific ‘best management practices’ (BMPs). These are conservation practices aimed at reducing diffuse source pollution from agricultural lands and thus improving end-of-catchment water quality. A suite of grazing BMPs were developed for the Burdekin Dry Tropics region in a consultative fashion but without explicit consideration of knowledge of adoption processes. It is known from the literature that farmers’ goals and risk perceptions in particular influence adoption decisions. This paper utilises the data from an earlier grazier survey to explore to what extent grazier motivations and risk perceptions influence the adoption of BMPs. The results demonstrate clear correlations between both motivations and risk attitudes, and the adoption of recommended BMPs, with specific preferences for different BMPs. We conclude that a sound understanding of landholders’ motivations and risk attitudes is required—in a regional, industry and environmental context—to tailor programmes aimed at improving regional environmental performance.
Tipo:  Conference Paper or Presentation
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  29746
Relação:  Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society - 2008>2008 Conference (52nd), February 5-8, 2008, Canberra, Australia
Conference Paper
Formato:  26

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