Copyright for AGROVOC content in FAO languages - English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese - is with FAO, while content in other languages rests with the institutions that authored it.

© FAO 2017

AGROVOC thesaurus content in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO). The non-commercial restriction means that third parties can’t use the content for commercial uses without prior permission from FAO. Commercial use can be granted on a case by case basis.

All requests for translation and adaptation rights, and for resale and other commercial use rights should be made via www.fao.org/contact-us/licence-request  or addressed to copyright@fao.org

The current version of AGROVOC is from May 2017 

AGROVOC can be accessed in the following ways:

  1. ONLINE Search & browse 
  2. File for DOWNLOAD. Two distributions are provided: (a) Core , which only includes AGROVOC concepts (RDF and NT format), and (b) LOD which includes AGROVOC concepts + links to outside resources (NT and NQ format)
  3. Web Services
    SOAP Web services, accessesing the RDF version of AGROVOC through the SPARQL endpoint. For the source code of the Web services, visit the project site. For further technical information about the services, go here. You also may want to look at the WSDL file for the AGROVOC Web Services
  4. Public SPARQL endpoint, served Allegrograph 4.11. A list of pre-made queries will be available soon.
  5. As LOD concepts, i.e., AGROVOC URIs resove for both machines and humans. For more information, see our page on Linked Data