Employing Agent-Based Simulation to Understand the Behavior of Domestic Beef-Cattle Production

Andre Rivianda Daud, Dhanan Sarwo Utomo, Utomo Sarjono Putro

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is mainly to understand the behavior of domestic beef production through estimating the dynamics of domestic cattle population. Agent based model (ABM) approach and its simulation is employed in this study. The main reason to use this approach is on its capability to accommodate the complexity given existing characteristics in cattle and beef production system. Based on the findings, agent-based model approach performs well in explaining the emergent behavior for agricultural production system, especially cattle production system. Several important implications have also been drawn from this study. Therefore, this study has generated several new insights that will be advantages for further studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-329
Number of pages10
JournalSosiohumaniora
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • beef cattle
  • Population dynamics
  • Agent-based model
  • simulation

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