An Agent-Based Model for Simulating Irrigated Agriculture in the Samambaia Basin in Goiás

Guido Dutra de Oliveira, Pedro Phelipe Gonçalves Porto, Conceição de Maria Albuquerque Alves, Celia Ghedini Ralha


Agriculture is one of the main economic activities in Brazil. The intensive use of water for irrigated agriculture leads to water rise demand contributing to increase water stress. Agent-based models help assess this problem with promising applications entailing an organizing principle to inform us of how to view a real-world system and effectively build a model. In this work, agent-based modeling is applied to simulate water usage for irrigation in agricultural production in the Samambaia river basin in the municipality of Cristalina in the Goias state of Brazil. The use of real data enables analysis of resource availability in a scenario with high demand irrigation, allowing a greater understanding of the needs of the parties involved.


agent-based modeling; agent-based simulation; irrigated agriculture; water resources

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