How to represent a village, farmland, forest and other features (for a game-like ABM)

Some will prefer a sketch (perhaps that they have drawn?), others might be happy to use prototypical fields, village and forest and play around with the space parameters at will. It depends on the questions the model is being used … Continue reading

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OxGAME project (October update)

(Click each of the images above for high-resolution version (you may need to click the image twice) ). The OxGAME project is a 12-month pump-priming project funded by the OUP John Fell fund at the University of Oxford. Our aim … Continue reading

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First field trip completed

…and I think field trip is definitely the right word to use. I think we achieved what we set out to do: Collaborated with a computer science group that specialise in GIS, ABM and computer vision algorithms in Yaounde 1 University … Continue reading

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Selling (surplus) food

A simple set of assumptions I can make about the market and selling: Procedure run whenever the vendre button is pressed. The code will use the quantite NL slider to read how much of a specific crop is to be sold … Continue reading

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Good news

I’ve just received the official letter of invitation from the Universite de Yaounde and the Universite de Dschang. I can now apply for my visa.

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Game narratives

This is an attempt to capture the kinds of experience we’d want the farmers to have when playing with the model. I need to go through this exercise to focus on game-play, and simplifying the user-interface, which is becoming cluttered … Continue reading

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Data sheet and questions about scenarios

Are there storage facilities available for each of the different crops? How does storage work in general i.e. facilities provided communally, costs, how long can things be stored, risks, work involved in preparing crops for storage… How long does it … Continue reading

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To do list

Notes on purpose of model: [in reference to data sheet blog post] “If we had answers there might be little point in doing this. These are questions that are easy to ask hard to answer, hard to explain why hard to answer. Often … Continue reading

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…20 minute job to ingest climate model data forecast files into NetLogo

To take a look at the data source please go the WeAdapt portal and find the KOUNDJA climate station (North Cameroon). Then go over to the CIP website. I am using model A and the GISS data.  

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Putting weather predictions into the model

What I think this graphic shows (and I really do need to check with someone who understand this data properly!) is that current predictions for an area quite near to Somie called Koundja suggest that local farmers may well see … Continue reading

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