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Proceedings of the 17th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 30

Agricultural System Modelling with Ant Colony Optimization

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2022F10

Citation: Proceedings of the 17th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 30, pages 329332 ()

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Abstract. Cereals contribute significantly to humanity's livelihood. They are a source of more food energy worldwide than any other group of crops. Their production contributes considerably to the total global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. In this study we propose a basic bio-economic farm model (BEFM) solved with the help of Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) methodology. We aim to assess farm profits and risks considering various types of policy incentives and adverse weather events. The proposed model can be applied to any annual crop.


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