An agent-based model-driven decision support system for assessment of agricultural vulnerability of sugarcane facing climatic change

Alina Evelyn Badillo-Márquez, Alberto Alfonso Aguilar-Lasserre, Marco Augusto Miranda-Ackerman, Oscar Osvaldo Sandoval-González, Daniel Villanueva-Vásquez, Rubén Posada-Gómez

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Abstract

In recent years, there have been significant changes in weather patterns, mainly caused by sharp increases in temperature, increases in carbon dioxide, and fluctuations in precipitation levels, negatively impacting agricultural production. Agricultural systems are characterized by being vulnerable to the variation of biophysical and socioeconomic factors involved in the development of agricultural activities. Agent-based models (ABMs) enable the study, analysis, and management of ecosystems through their ability to represent networks and their spatial nature. In this research, an ABM is developed to evaluate the behavior and determine the vulnerability in the sugarcane agricultural system; allowing the capitalization of knowledge through characteristics such as social ability and autonomy of the modeled agents through fuzzy logic and system dynamics. The methodol-ogy used includes information networks for a dynamic assessment of agricultural risk modeled by time series, system dynamics, uncertain parameters, and experience; which are developed in three stages: vulnerability indicators, crop vulnerability, and total system vulnerability. The development of ABM, a greater impact on the environmental contingency is noted due to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions and the exponential increase in extreme meteorological phenomena threatening the cultivation of sugarcane, making the agricultural sector more vulnerable and reducing the yield of the harvest.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3061
JournalMathematics
Volume9
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Agent-based modeling
  • Agricultural vulnerability
  • Climatic change
  • De-cision-support system
  • Sugarcane vulnerability
  • System dynamics

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