Behaviour change and attitudes in the Scottish agricultural sector – a rapid evidence assessment
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Embargo end date24/09/2021
Botero Degiovanni, Hernan
The Scottish Government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture as part of Scotland’s target to reach net-zero emissions by 2045. To meet this very challenging target, the sector and Government are likely to have to take steps to ensure uptake of all available emission-reduction technologies and practices, by all farmers. Understanding behavioural change and attitudes will therefore be critical in order to develop policies and work with industry to deliver this goal. This study explores the evidence for factors behind adoption of climate-friendly agricultural practices. It examines interventions to encourage practice change, and the key factors that influence successful adoption.