The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is set to partner with Kasetsart University to enhance knowledge sharing and improve visibility and access to agricultural sciences and technical content of agricultural research worldwide through AGROVOC in Asia with a two-day regional workshop in 2020.
FAO and Kasetsart University will use the workshop, “Enhancing knowledge sharing and improve visibility and access to agricultural sciences and technical content of agricultural research worldwide through AGROVOC” to discuss thematic topics and cross-cutting topics on management, use and further developments related to AGROVOC in Asia, with the objective to enhance knowledge sharing and improve visibility and access to agricultural sciences and technical content of agricultural research worldwide.
Representatives from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Nepal and South Korea will be attending.
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ABOUT Kasetsart University
Kasetsart University is a university known internationally for academic excellence and work of world standard. It is a prime mover in mustering intellectual resources to help the nation achieve sustainable development and negotiating power in the world community.
Kasetsart University gathers wisdom and knowledge, creates and develops varied bodies of knowledge, and forms people who are intelligent, who think rationally, who behave morally, who are conscious of the common good, and who produce high standard work capable of competing in the world market. The university manages its resources efficiently, joins in the development of the community, and is responsible to society so as to serve as an important instrument in ensuring the well being and security of the country.
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. 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 consists of +36,000 concepts and +750,000 terms in up to 35 languages. Currently, AGROVOC is an SKOS-XL concept scheme, and a Linked Open Data (LOD) set edited by VocBench. It is aligned with 18 other multilingual knowledge organization systems.