AGROVOC is a collaborative effort. We are always interested in expanding the coverage of AGROVOC and adding or revising translations and definitions of concepts. If you or your institution would like to contribute to AGROVOC on a regular basis, please write us at

The AGROVOC team facilitates the technical maintenance of AGROVOC, including its publication as a Linked Data resource, and coordinates all editorial activities. Core people of the AGROVOC team are:

Caterina Caracciolo (coordination, data management - FAO HQ)
Sarah Dister (communication, editorial support - FAO HQ)
Karna Wegner (communication, editorial support - FAO HQ)
Lavanya Kiran (content - India)
Sachit Rajbhandari (software development, data management - Thailand)
Armando Stellato (VocBench development coordinator - University of Tor Vergata, Italy)
Andrea Turbati (data management - University of Tor Vergata, Italy)

Technical support: The University of Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy) leads the technical development of VocBench, the editing tool used by AGROVOC. MIMOS Berhad (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) hosts some of the technical infrastructure for the online publication of AGROVOC.

Editorial support: The people and institutions responsible for the different language versions* are shown below.

Language Institution Contact
English FAO FAO
French FAO FAO
Spanish FAO FAO
Arabic FAO FAO
Chinese FAO 
Dr. Meng Xianxue
Xian Guo Jian
Portuguese FAO, Ministério da Agricultura, Desenvolvimento Rural e das Pescas Manuela Pintão
Czech Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information

Dana Nehasilova

Thai FAO, Main Library, Kasetsart University Aree Thunkijjanukij
Japanese FAO, AFFRIT Minoru Kawaguchi
Lao Information Management and Strategic Planning Division of the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute Bandith Ramangkhoun
Hungarian Gödöllo Agribusiness Centre László Gábor Papócsi
Slovak Agroinstitut Nitra Mária Debrecéniová
Korean RDA Kil Seob, Lee
German Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e. V. (KTBL) Esther Mietzsch
Italian Biblioteca Storica Nazionale (MPAAF) Massimo Ragucci
Polish Centralna Biblioteka Rolnicza, Central Agricultural Library (CBR) Irena Walczak-Koperska
Farsi (Persian) Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and
Documentation (IRANDOC)
M. Noroozi Eghbali
Hindi Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) TV Prabhakar
Russian Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL), Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Lidia Pirumova
Malaysian (Under construction) MIMOS Berhad Dickson Lukose
Turkish Turkish National AGRIS/CARIS Center
Department Of Education Printing And Publishing
of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
Yasemin Cevik
Telugu (Under construction) ICRISAT Lavanya Kiran
Moldavian (Under construction) The Republican Scientific Agricultural Library, State Agrarian University Viorica Lupu
Ukrainian (Under construction) Ukrainian Institute for Scientific,Technical and Economic Information Tatiana Deribon

*For some languages, assistance in translation of AGROVOC terms was kindly provided by Translated S.r.l.