Ranking Map

Based on the indicators developed for SAM, we are testing the idea of evaluating and ranking the country’s overall performance in sustainable agriculture.

(Note: This figure is work-in-progress. Please contact the project team via xin.zhang@umces.edu for updates and proper citation.) Overall sustainable agriculture matrix (SAM) score ranking using a simple average method. Higher ranking countries (more sustainable) have lighter values and lower ranking countries (less sustainable) have darker values. The lighter color indicates a higher ranking — a more sustainable agricultural system, and the darker color means lower ranking and poorer performance on sustainable agriculture.