Assessing the Adoption of Soil Health Beneficial Management Practices by Ontario Farmers

dc.contributor.advisorWeersink, Alfons
dc.contributor.authorShah, Ananka
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-15T14:09:07Z
dc.date.available2022-09-15T14:09:07Z
dc.date.copyright2022-09
dc.date.created2022-09-12
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeFood, Agricultural and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.description.abstractHealthy soils are fundamental to building prosperous and resilient farms, to reduce GHG emissions and enhance overall environmental impacts from agriculture. Drawing from a survey of farmers (n = 247), the variation in adoption for 6 soil health BMPs: cover crops, crop rotations, no till, soil testing, conservation buffers and organic amendments is explored. The purpose of this study is to examine and analyze farmer adoption of and complementarity between soil BMPs from an individual and join probabilistic perspective using Ontario as a case study. Using univariate and multivariate models, the linkages between adoption of different conservation practices and the socioeconomic factors that affect the likelihood of adopting these practices are estimated. Furthermore, the motivations and barriers driving various farmer segments to adopt or not adopt these practices are analysed. The results can help guide policy and outreach efforts to promote the wider adoption of soil health practices amongst farmers.en_US
dc.identifier.citationShah, Weersink, A., & Vyn, R. J. (2022). Adoption of Beneficial Management Practices to Improve Soil Health. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1139/CJSS-2021-0187
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27246
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
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dc.subjectadoptionen_US
dc.subjectsoil healthen_US
dc.subjectBMPen_US
dc.subjectmotivationsen_US
dc.subjectbarriersen_US
dc.titleAssessing the Adoption of Soil Health Beneficial Management Practices by Ontario Farmersen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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