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Jorie Knook

PhD Student
Land Economy, Environment & Society

Research interests 

I am interested in behavioural economics and policy evaluations methods in the agricultural sector.

My research focuses on the evaluation of the uptake of low-cost or win-win measures identified under marginal abatement cost exercises. In Scotland these measures are promoted under Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC), a programme that provides farms with practical support to benefit and reduce its impact on the climate. Although the programme was initiated in 2012, so far no evaluation scheme has been developed to indicate the behavioural change of farmers that participate in these kind of projects. It is the aim of the project to develop such an evaluation scheme, that identifies the influence of programmes such as FFBC on the uptake of low-cost mitigation measures in agriculture.

PhD title

  • Evaluation of climate change mitigation activities in the agricultural sector in Scotland and New Zealand

PhD supervisors


Jorie Knook

Address: Land Economy, Environment & Society, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: +441315354183

E-mail: Jorie.knook@sruc.ac.uk