Monday, March 18, 2019

4 April 2019: Understanding and reducing crop residue burning in North India

Max Freidrich
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

Organised by:
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Neeta Goel, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Sunita Narain, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi and Santosh Harish, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Crop residue burning in Northern India causes severe air pollution and depletes soil fertility. According to media reports, farmers, who continue despite a ban, claim that they have no alternative. While law enforcement and a lack of mechanical alternatives have been proposed as the main reasons for crop residue burning, the mindset of farmers remains unknown.

Max Freidrich will present the results of a recent study using the risks, attitudes, norms, abilities and self-regulation psychological theory approach to determine the main drivers of and barriers to reducing crop residue burning. The discussion will focus on how they play a key role in crop residue management and how population-tailored behaviour change interventions can complement existing efforts to tackle crop residue burning.

Date: April 4, 2019
Time: 03:00 P.M.

Lecture Hall 1, Annexe,
India International Centre,
New Delhi – 110001 (India)


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