AGROVOC may be accessed and used free of charge. It is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Copyright for 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.

The current version of AGROVOC is from July 2016 

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