The ADOPT Workshop

Underpinning concepts and the use of ADOPT.
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2,894 students
The ADOPT Workshop
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (21 ratings)
2,894 students
By the end of this course you will be familiar with the use of the ADOPT tool


  • NO previous knowledge of the use of ADOPT is necessary.

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: <>

Who this course is for:
  • This course is suitable for anyone who would like to know more about the ADOPT tool.
Course content
5 sections • 13 lectures • 46m total length
  • Watch a 4 minute video on No-till adoption (optional)
  • Beginnings of ADOPT
  • Understanding the underpinnings of the ADOPT conceptual framework
  • 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.
  • Loading the ADOPT tool
  • Entering information about the population and the innovation
  • The ADOPT outputs and the ADOPT report
  • Resources Depository (not a lecture)
    4 pages
  • What people are saying about ADOPT (not a lecture)
  • Download ADOPT from: (not a lecture)
    1 page

Social Researcher
Geoff Kuehne
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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.