AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest to FAO, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc.
To date, AGROVOC contains over 30,000 concepts organized in a hierarchy, each concept may have labels in up to 22 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Thai, Turkish. Four more language versions are under development (Malaysian, Moldavian, Telugu, Ukrainian)
AGROVOC is formalized as a RDF/SKOS-XL linked dataset, accessible thorugh a SPARQL endpoint, and it is also available for download in various formats. You can also include AGROVOC in your specific application through web services, and search or browse AGROVOC through this website.
AGROVOC is maintained by means of VocBench, an open-source web-based platform supporting distributed editing of multilingual resources.
- Browse AGROVOC through the Sandbox version of VocBench (login/password: AGROVOC/AGROVOC)
- Explore search terms or browse hierarchies
- Download or access via web services
- Suggest new terms not present yet
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The Survey About the Usage of AGROVOC is now open until the 30th of April 2013. Please kindly complete this short survey which will not take you more than 5 minutes!
If you would like to receive the results, kindly write to AGROVOC@fao.org.
Thank you for your participation in this important exercise! And thank you also for helping us to spread this survey to other users!
Group of Interest
Community of Practice to discuss the developments of AGROVOC from a classical thesaurus to a concept scheme.