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ADOPT

ADOPT - a bell curve and another curve on a graphADOPT (Adoption and Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool) is an MS Excel-based tool that evaluates and predicts the likely level of adoption and diffusion of specific agricultural technologies and practices, with a particular target population in mind.

ADOPT is designed to assist those involved with agricultural research, development and extension to apply and understand factors that are likely to affect adoptability. It predicts adoption levels using a structured set of questions based on well-established understanding of the socio-economic factors influencing adoption of agricultural innovations.

For more information on ADOPT please follow the link here to:

Geoff Kuehne, Rick Llewellyn, David J. Pannell, Roger Wilkinson, Perry Dolling, Jackie Ouzman, Mike Ewing (2017) Predicting farmer uptake of new agricultural practices: A tool for research, extension and policy, Agricultural Systems  156:115-125 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2017.06.007.    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308521X16304541)

For further information email adopt@csiro.au or ADOPT project leader Dr. Rick Llewellyn.

There are two versions of ADOPT:

  • Developed country – Version 2.1 (2017) is now available for download. Users of earlier versions are strongly encouraged to download this version which has some bugs removed,  improved presentation, with functions consistent with those presented in the ADOPT paper.
  • Smallholder  – Version 1.0 (2017) This is the first version following the initial beta release. Users of the earlier version are strongly encouraged to download this version.

ADOPT can be cited as:

Kuehne G, Llewellyn R,  Pannell D, Wilkinson R, Dolling P, Ouzman J, Ewing M (2017) Predicting farmer uptake of new agricultural practices: A tool for research, extension and policy, Agricultural Systems  156:115-125

In addition to citing the above paper, users of the Smallholder ADOPT tool can refer to:

Kuehne, G., Llewellyn R., Pannell, D., Ouzman, J., Wilkinson, R., Brown, P., Dolling, P. (2017). ADOPT: the Adoption and Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool – Smallholder Version (Version 1.0, June 2017) [Computer software] Adelaide SA; CSIRO. Available from www.csiro.au/ADOPT

For further information on the development of Smallholder ADOPT see:

Brown P. R., Nidumolu U. B., Kuehne G., Llewellyn R., Mungai O., Brown B. and Ouzman J. 2016. Development of the public release version of Smallholder ADOPT for developing countries. ACIAR Impact Assessment Series Report No. 91. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research: Canberra. 56 pp.  Available at: http://aciar.gov.au/node/25045

Acknowledgements:

Other contributors to the development of ADOPT have been: Templeton, D., Nicholson, C. and VBA Programming provided by Quenten Thomas of Quisitive (queries@quisitive.com.au)

ADOPT was developed through funding by the Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries. Additional support has been provided by GRDC, ACIAR, University of Western Australia, DAFWA and Victorian DEPI. The smallholder beta version of ADOPT was developed through funding by ACIAR and is based on the ADOPT version developed with funding from the Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries. Additional support has been provided by GRDC, CSIRO, the University of Western Australia, DAFWA and Victorian DEPI.