Motu, in coordination with Landcare and AgResearch, recently finished a three-year project seeking to better understand why some apparent ‘no-cost’ options for agricultural mitigation (reduction of biological greenhouse gas emissions) remain non- or under-adopted in practice.
We consider “no-cost mitigation options” to be investments, technologies or practices whose adoption:
This work is conducted in collaboration with INRA (France), Teagasc (Ireland) and SRUC (Scotland) research partners.
The research objectives were to:
The research provides insights to improve the understanding of what sort of policies and/or market interventions could be implemented to foment the adoption of GHG mitigation options that could maintain an economically viable, while emissions-friendly, agricultural sector in NZ. This research included a combination of empirical analysis employing secondary data (farm-level data) and primary data (interviews and survey).