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ADOPT is a tool that predicts, informs and engages with users around adoption issues. This course is about understanding the use of the ADOPT tool.
It includes a series of short lectures designed so that students can take them when they have time available.
The course will take about 1 hour to complete in total.
This course provides an introduction to the adoption of agricultural innovations. It provides information on the effective use of the ADOPT tool.
The development of this training course has been supported by Australia's Federal Department of Agriculture.
The development of the ADOPT tool has been a CRC for Future Farm Industries project. For further information, and to download a free version of ADOPT for use during the course please go to: <www.csiro.au/ADOPT>
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|Section 1: The principles of Adoption|
This is a video about the adoption of No-till cropping in Australia.
|Section 2: The conceptual underpinning of the ADOPT tool|
Beginnings of ADOPT
Understanding the underpinnings of the ADOPT conceptual framework
|Section 3: The ADOPT Quadrants|
Q1. Relative Advantage for the Population.
Q2. Learnability Characteristics of the Innovation.
Q3. Population Specific influences on the ability to Learn about the Innovation.
Q4. Relative Advantage of the Innovation.
|Section 4: Putting ADOPT to work|
Loading the ADOPT tool
Entering information about the population and the innovation
The ADOPT outputs and the ADOPT report
|Section 5: Further information|
|Lecture 11||4 pages|
A succinct introduction to ADOPT
What people are saying about ADOPT (not a lecture)
|Lecture 13||1 page|
This is the ADOPT home page which is accessible from: www.csiro.au/ADOPT.
Dr. Kuehne was the principal researcher involved in the development of the ADOPT tool.
Much of his past research has focused on understanding the influences on farmers’ decision making other than a simple assumption of profit maximisation. He has conducted research into farmers’ beliefs about climate change and how those beliefs influence their actions. He has worked with farmers in the broadacre grains, cotton, wine, horticulture, and dairy industries. His research has often involved disaffected and dispirited populations facing turbulent periods of significant change resulting from collapses in commodity prices, government reforms, or changing societal expectations.