Motu Note #24

Barriers to Adoption of No-Cost Options for Mitigation of Agricultural Emissions: A Typology

Note overview

Something stops farmers
Mitigating emissions.
Find the barriers.

art wave 53This typology is intended as background for assessing the existence and significance of barriers to adoption of no-cost mitigation options in agriculture. It is based on a literature review, including the extensive literature on barriers to technology adoption more generally.

Its purpose is to identify and categorise possible or potential barriers that might exist, based either on theoretical considerations or analogies to barriers observed in other contexts. Possible barriers are included here whether or not we have identified any evidence of their existence in agriculture, in order to describe the potential universe of barriers that might be investigated in future research.


Funded by the New Zealand Government to support the objectives of the Livestock Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases