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Agricultural activity shapes the communication and migration patterns in Senegal
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas
The communication and migration patterns of a country are shaped by its socioeconomic processes. The economy of Senegal is predominantly rural, as agriculture employs over 70% of the labor force. We have used a combination of mobile phone records and satellite images to explore the impact of agricultural activity on the communication and mobility patterns of the inhabitants of Senegal. By means of the construction and analysis of time series and complex networks, we have found two peaks of phone calls activity emerging during the growing season. Moreover, during the harvest period, we detect an increase in the migration flows throughout the country. Another factor that shapes the communication and mobility patterns are traditional religious festivities, which are often held in a particular city. This implies the temporal migration of large masses of people, leaving a detectable trace recorded in the data that we explore with the aid of evolving temporal networks. Hence, in the light of our results, agricultural activity and religious holidays are the primary drivers of mobility inside the country.
Nombre congreso
Conference on Complex Systems 2016 (CCS 2016) [http://www.ccs2016.org]
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Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
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Título de las actas
Conference on Complex Systems 2016. Programme [https://schedule.ccs2016.org/pages/Session101345-1530on22ndSep2016.html#abstract551]
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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