Coordination in irrigation systems: An analysis of the Lansing-Kremer model of Bali

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Abstract

Farmers within irrigation systems, such as those in Bali, solve complex coordination problems to allocate water and control pests. Lansing and Kremer's [Lansing, J.S., Kremer, J.N., 1993. Emergent properties of Balinese water temples. American Anthropologist 95(1), 97-114] study of Balinese water temples showed that this coordination problem can be solved by assuming simple local rules for how individual communities make their decisions. Using the original Lansing-Kremer model, the robustness of their insights was analyzed and the ability of agents to self-organize was found to be sensitive to pest dynamics and assumptions of agent decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-190
Number of pages21
JournalAgricultural Systems
Volume93
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

Keywords

  • Agent-based model
  • Coordination
  • Irrigation
  • Networks
  • Synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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