Using ADOPT (Adoption and Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool) to determine time to peak levels of research adoption
Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
ADOPT is a web-based tool that predicts the potential adoptability of specific agricultural technology by a target population of users. It is designed to help its users analyse how an agricultural innovation will be adopted within a given population of farmers – and what might need to change to improve the adoptability of the innovation.
The suite of Our Land and Water’s research will be analysed using ADOPT to predict the impact of this research on the adoption of environmental practices, including variable rate irrigation, slow release fertilisers, Farm Environment Plans and diversified land uses. This work will estimate the relative time to peak adoption of research findings and innovations, compared to a ‘counterfactual’ scenario where Our Land and Water doesn’t exist. The project includes an expert panel to review and advise on assumptions used in the analysis.
The aim of this work is to demonstrate the impact of Our Land and Water-funded research and increase the adoption and use of new research findings and innovations, by making reasonable changes to research programmes that were suggested or supported by applying the ADOPT process.