Farmer participation III: barriers and motivations in incentivized environment programs

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Grand Ballroom B, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Kira Sullivan-Wiley
Chairs: Kira Sullivan-Wiley


This session seeks to explore the range of factors that play a role in participant buy-in to incentivized pro-environment programs, including payment for ecosystem/ environmental services (PES) projects, forest conservation programs, and combined regulatory-assisted land management schemes, with a special focus on the interplay of intrinsic, extrinsic, and normative motivations. Purely economic explanations fall short when considering participation, while anecdotal and early academic experience indicate the importance of intrinsic and normative factors. The session broadly asks: what, besides incentives, plays a role in participation in pro-environment behavior, and what does that mean for program success in the near and longer term?


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Kira Sullivan-Wiley*, IBES, “Reforestation culture” and other necessary conditions for increasing farmer buy-in to reforestation projects in southern Bahia, Brazil 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Madeline Giefer*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Li An, San Diego State University, Xiaodong Chen, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Perceived social norms influence willingness to enroll in payments for ecosystem services 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Danielle Lewis*, , Samantha Harvey, Chatham , Bird-Friendly Farming: Using rice farms in conservation planning of temporary wetlands in the Pacific and Mississippi flyways 20 2:00 PM
Discussant Kathleen Farley San Diego State University 20 2:20 PM

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