AGROVOC AGROVOC Multilingual agricultural thesaurus

Latest AGROVOC release: July 2014

AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts.

AGROVOC consists of over 32,000 concepts available in 21 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.

AGROVOC is used by researchers, librarians and information managers for indexing, retrieving and organizing data in agricultural information systems and Web pages. Currently AGROVOC is an SKOS-XL concept scheme and a Linked Open Data set aligned with 13 other multilingual knowledge organization systems related to agriculture.

You may download AGROVOC, access its Web Services or access its SPARQL endpoint.

AGROVOC is edited through VocBench, an open-source, Web-based, collaborative editing tool for multilingual thesauri and RDF-SKOS resources.

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Creator(s)

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information
  • FAO, Main Library, Kasetsart University
  • FAO, AFFRIT
  • Information Management and Strategic Planning Division of the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute
  • Gödöllo Agribusiness Centre
  • Agroinstitut Nitra
  • RDA
  • Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e. V. (KTBL)
  • Biblioteca Storica Nazionale (MPAAF)
  • Centralna Biblioteka Rolnicza, Central Agricultural Library (CBR)
  • Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  • Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL), Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • MIMOS Berhad
  • Turkish National AGRIS/CARIS Center Department Of Education Printing And Publishing of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
  • ICRISAT
  • The Republican Scientific Agricultural Library, State Agrarian University
  • Ukrainian Institute for Scientific,Technical and Economic Information

Relationship with other vocabularies

  • FAO Biotechnology Glossary
  • EUROVOC
  • GEMET
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • NAL Thesaurus Agriculture
  • RAMEAU Répertoire d'autorité-matière encyclopedique et alphabetique unifie
  • STW - Thesaurus for Economics Economy
  • TheSoz - Thesaurus for the Social Sciences Social sciences
  • Geopolical Ontology Geopolitical entities
  • Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
  • DBpedia SWD
  • GeoNames

Activities

  • Blog Post

    New edition of CAB Thesaurus published

    The 2014 edition of the CAB Thesaurus, which covers agriculture, life sciences, human health, and related subjects, was published on 21st July 2014. The web site at http://www.cabi.org/cabthesaurus...

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  • Blog Post

    Nouvelle version de Agrovoc

    Version française élaborée à partir du billet : New AGROVOC release is out! de Caterina.Caracciolo. Aims FAO. 28 juillet 2014. ...

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  • Blog Post

    New AGROVOC release is out!

    We are pleased to announce the new AGROVOC release. The new release is available; ...

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