AGROVOC Editorial Community. The Republic of Moldova

The Republican Scientific Agricultural Library of the State Agrarian University of Moldova (RSAL SAUM), a university library and national information and documentation center in agricultural sciences, curates the translation of AGROVOC into Romanian and integrates Romanian terminology into the global concept space.

The team working on AGROVOC currently consists of four editors who collaborate on translations as a group. Over the past year, they have added about 10,600 AGROVOC terms and scientific names in Latin to the Romanian AGROVOC. They aim at improving the indexing and retrieval of agricultural information in Moldova and at providing better resource discovery services by leveraging the rich linkages among concepts, synonyms, and term translations in AGROVOC.

For the coming year, in addition to expanding and improving the Romanian-language parts of AGROVOC, they propose to integrate AGROVOC objectives into the strategy of the State Agrarian University, release Romanian-language contributions to AGROVOC under an open license, and promote the use of AGROVOC through user training.


AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It is widely used in specialized libraries as well as digital libraries and repositories to index content and for the purpose of text mining. It is also used as a specialized tagging resource for content organization by FAO and third-party stakeholders. AGROVOC is published monthly with the aim to improve the quality of the services for the agricultural community, AGROVOC is now engaging with expert communities that are contributing and benefiting of the AGROVOC services.


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