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dc.contributor.authorBarnes APen
dc.contributor.authorSoto Ien
dc.contributor.authorEory Ven
dc.contributor.authorBeck Ben
dc.contributor.authorBalafoutis ATen
dc.contributor.authorSanchez Ben
dc.contributor.authorVangeyte Jen
dc.contributor.authorFountas Sen
dc.contributor.authorvan der Wal Ten
dc.contributor.authorGomez-Barbero Men
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-08T11:02:05Z
dc.date.available2019-01-08T11:02:05Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citation93en
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11262/11566
dc.description.abstractPrecision agriculture technologies (PATs) offer an approach to arable systems which both enhance productivity and minimise environmental harm. Despite expected economic gains uptake by farmers has been low. This paper explores the intended adoption of PATs through a survey of 971 farmers growing wheat, potato and cotton in five European countries. We apply a count data modelling framework to accommodate the inherent structural differences between the current adopters and non-adopters of PATs. This is augmented by qualitative analysis of the main thematic reasons for intended uptake. Results indicate non-adopters have more belief in their knowledge of field topology and are generally older than current adopters. Those non-adopters intending to adopt PATs in the future are more favourable to a wider range of incentives than current adopters. Attitudinal differences towards the economic certainty of investment and payback periods also emerge. The results indicate that a gradient of adoption is occurring within European arable farming systems which may lead to inequalities in technology access. Recognition of these differences at policy level could lead to cost-effective interventions which maximise uptake, generate returns to candidate farmers and meet policy desires for sustainable agricultural production in the future.en
dc.description.sponsorshipScottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme (RD2.3.12)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isformatof14996en
dc.relation.ispartofEnvironmental Science & Policyen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.subjectPrecision agricultureen
dc.subjectZero inflated Poisson regressionen
dc.subjectArable farmingen
dc.subjectIncentivesen
dc.titleInfluencing factors and incentives on the intention to adopt precision agricultural technologies within arable farming systemsen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.extent.pageNumbers66-74en
rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-12-26
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-12-09
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refterms.dateDeposit2019-01-08
refterms.depositExceptionpublishedGoldOAen
refterms.depositExceptionExplanationGoldOAen
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