This study examines the broad range of factors driving farm management decisions that can improve the environment, including drawing on the experiences of OECD countries. It identifies policy options that would contribute to a sustainable and resilient agricultural sector in the context of climate change.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Determinants of farmer behavioural change -Farmer behaviour for conservation management -Mitigation management -Adaptation management Chapter 3. Behavioural economics: Mitigation and adaptation -Introduction to behavioural economics -Application of behavioural economics -Recent actions in OECD countries to tackle farmer behaviour issues Chapter 4. Policy implications -A holistic approach is needed -Behavioural change should be understood at the local level -“Nudging” could be a useful approach to guide policy -Forming networks of farmers or working collectively can play an important role Annex: Traditional economic model of public goods provision