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PASHAMAMA: an agricultural process-driven agent-based model of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Kaced, Doryan and Mejean, Romain and Richa, Aurélien and Gaudou, Benoît and Saqalli, Mehdi PASHAMAMA: an agricultural process-driven agent-based model of the Ecuadorian Amazon. (2019) In: 19th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation, part of the Federated AI Meeting (MABS 2018), 14 July 2018 (Stockholm, Sweden).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22270-3_5


This article presents the PASHAMAMA model that aims at studying the situation in the northern part of the Amazonian region of Ecuador in which the intensive oil extraction has induced a high rise of population, pollution, agricultural work and deforestation. It simulates these dynamics impacts on both environment and population by examining exposure and demography over time thanks to a retro-prospective and spatially explicit agent-based approach. Based on a previous work that has introduced roads, immigration and pollution (induced by the oil industry) dynamics, we focus here on the agricultural and the oil salaried work sides of the model. Unlike many models that are highly focused on the use of quantitative data, we choose a process-based approach and rest on qualitative data extracted from interviews with the local population: farmers are not represented by highly cognitive agents, but only attempt to fulfill their local objectives by fulfilling sequentially their constraints (e.g. eating before earning money). We also introduce a new evaluation method based on satellite pictures that compares simulated to “real” data on a thematic division of the environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in volume 11463 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN : 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-030-22269-7 The original PDF is available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-22270-3_5
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD (FRANCE)
Other partners > Sorbonne Université (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université des Sciences et des Technologies de Hanoi - USTH (VIETNAM)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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