On this page you will find a series of instructional videos that explain how to use the Climate-Smart Commodities Network Map. The map is hosted on Kumu, a network visualization tool that allows you to easily sort, filter, and interact with the data.
Introduction to Meridian's Climate-Smart Commodities Network Map
In this 3-min video, you will see a quick walk though of Meridian’s Climate-Smart Commodities Network Map. The map showcases the available data from the USDA Climate Smart Commodities program and provides valuable insights into how funding has been distributed across commodities, institutions, states, and target practices. Join us as we navigate this map explore the ecosystem of these projects to better understand the climate smart commodity network!
How the Map Data is Organized
Learn about how the Meridian Institute coded USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities data to create this network map. In this video we will highlight how the data is organized and share some helpful tips and tricks for navigating the Kumu platform effectively.
How to Filter the Data Based on Your Interests
In this video, we’ll explore each of the different views we’ve developed to help you navigate and understand the network of projects from the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. This video includes a set of examples highlighting how to pull-out subsets of data based on your areas of interest. You will also learn how to answer key questions by using the map, to inform your work.
How to Find Projects You're Interested In
In this video, we’ll walk you through three practical examples of how you can make the most of our data filters in the map. We showcase how you can engage with the map to identify subsets of projects focusing on specific commodities, states, target practices, or with a total funding ceiling. By using these filters, you’ll be able to easily identify projects of interest under a set of parameters and learn more about them. So, let’s dive right into the map and discover how these filters can support you with navigating and understanding this network!
How to View the Connections Between Projects
With a total of 1,230+ organizations behind all the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects, it is difficult to easily assess how connected these institutions are across projects. In this video, we present a view that answers that question. Through a set of examples, you will learn how to use Meridian’s Climate-Smart Commodities Network Map to identify which organizations are connected to multiple projects, their areas of focus, and ways to navigate the map to make sense out this network.
Ready to Get Started?
Once you’re ready to explore the map, click the button below. If it's your first time visiting the map you will be asked to complete a brief form before accessing the map. The map is hosted on Kumu, a network visualization tool that allows you to easily sort, filter, and interact with the data. Please note that the map is best viewed on a desktop computer.