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 32,000 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
AIMS Newsletter July online
The July edition of the AIMS Newsletter is now online. The monthly spotlight focuses on the recording of the webinar on the new ontology plug-in, now available on YouTube and Slideshare. Under Highlights the latest posts are listed, containing news and background information on topics as RDA's new Agricultural Data Interoperability Interest Group, OpenAGRIS at LODLAM 2013, the last VOA3R Newsletter, INASP's Open Access Week Competition, AGROVOC and TESEO discussing VocBench, and many more.
This newsletter closes with an interview with Federico Sancho, head of the Information and Editorial Production Center for Agriculture at Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), about his institution's experiences on opening up access to research outputs.
Group of Interest
Community of Practice to discuss the developments of AGROVOC from a classical thesaurus to a concept scheme.
Meeting of TaCCIRe and AIMS on the use and integration of controlled vocabularies (AGROVOC) in DSpace Repositories
National Agricultural Library of the USA, CABI and FAO agree on collaboration in the development of their thesauri
La Web Semántica y su aplicación en servicios de información : El caso de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura por Imma Subirats Coll
From Open Access to Open Data in Agriculture: FAO analysis of some international initiatives and projects for datasharing