Social Network Analysis on Grain Production in the Brazilian Scenario

  • Lúcio T. CostabileEmail author
  • Oduvaldo Vendrametto
  • Geraldo Cardoso de Oliveira Neto
  • Mario Mollo Neto
  • Marcelo K. Shibuya
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 459)


This article provides study of the 2012/2013 grain harvest of federal units of Brazil in relation to the following factors: planted areas, productivity, and production, which assist producers in agricultural planning. The research method used for data collection was the documentary and exploratory data analysis using the software Ucinet® for social networks. The findings indicate that the Midwest has the largest area planted in soybean per thousand/ha, demonstrating the opportunity for producers to develop new crops. In production in thousand/ton, the Midwest region also excelled in soybeans, showing the possibility for producers to seek new techniques for planting. The southern has the highest productivity of the rice grain per kg/ha, contributing to the producer having the best land use and resource optimization.


Network analysis Centrality Grains Geographic regions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lúcio T. Costabile
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oduvaldo Vendrametto
    • 1
  • Geraldo Cardoso de Oliveira Neto
    • 2
  • Mario Mollo Neto
    • 3
  • Marcelo K. Shibuya
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Production EngineeringPaulista University-UNIPSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Graduate Program in Production EngineeringNove de Julho University - UNINOVESão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Graduate Program in Production EngineeringSão Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Tupã, São Paulo University-UNINOVESão PauloBrazil

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