When you first access the Platform, you will see the below screen from where you will be able to access and start exploring the platform and its sound features.
To view a data catalogue and related data set:
Once your added data set is reflected into the map, you can easily customize your search by applying multiple features, parameters to suit your needs such as:
If you wish to reflect and visualize your selected Data set into the map, you will need to click on the Add to the Map button:
Clicking on any country in the map will provide specific information about a country such as nature of food insecurity, latitude and longitude:
The slider below allows you to see the change dynamics over time for the selected data set. It can be displayed either by clicking the Play button – to see the chronological change, moving the slider manually, or by setting a fixed time-frame.
After adding two or more datasets to the map, you will be able to see a comparison between the datasets visualized in the map:
The Platform also contains wealth amount of data from leading external agencies with data collection capabilities. This helps facilitate generation and comparison of cutting-edge maps with cross-sectoral data, thus, prompting a solid analysis of agriculture-related maps from various perspectives.
In addition to its massive data catalogue, the Platform pulls data directly from FAOSTAT by generating near real-time analytical charts and tables with time-series:
With the use of Database of Global Administrative Areas (GADM) for sub-national boundaries, the Platform integrates publicly available national data. To add your private data of sensitive nature, click:
1) Explore Data > 2) My Data > 3) Upload your data using preferred method and format:
Adding a national and sub-national data at different admin levels helps you view a more localized information. This will ensure the accuracy of information and help generate solid country reports.
A more localized and accurate data at different admin levels looks as demonstrated in the below example: 1. Explore Data > 2. Food Security > 3. National (select country of interest) > 4. Add to the Map
Adding the National Data set to the Map (1) will Feature Information (2) and provide comprehensive data for analysis both on national and sub-national levels:
The Platform´s 'Story' functionality allows you to create interactive stories within the map, and then create and share your case:
FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.