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Table 4 Errors in the farmer land-use decision-making model’s simulation of different farmer groups.

From: Design and application of a CA-BDI model to determine farmers’ land-use behavior

Year Index of error Farmer group I Farmer group II Farmer group III Farmer group IV Error area percent of total cropland area of all farmer groups
Crop-rotation plan Conversion plan Crop-rotation plan Conversion plan Crop-rotation plan Conversion plan Crop-rotation plan Conversion plan
2007 Number of farmers 6 0 2 2 3 2 10 12
Error area percent of total cropland area of each farmer group 3.70 % 0 0.70 % 6.80 % 1.40 % 0.70 % 6.50 % 0.50 % 4.70 %
2008 Number of farmers 6 0 2 2 3 2 10 12
Error area percent of total cropland area of each farmer group 3.70 % 0 0.70 % 9.80 % 1.40 % 1.70 % 6.50 % 7.20 % 6.90 %
2009 Number of farmers 6 0 2 2 3 2 10 12
Error area percent of total cropland area of each farmer group 3.70 % 0 0.70 % 4.60 % 1.40 % 3.10 % 6.50 % 4.90 % 6.30 %
  1. The error is the difference between the simulation and real data