AGROVOC Multilingual agricultural thesaurus AGROVOC Multilingual agricultural thesaurus

Latest AGROVOC release : March 2015

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.

AGROVOC consists of over 32,000 concepts available in 23 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.

AGROVOC is used by researchers, librarians and information managers for indexing, retrieving and organizing data in agricultural information systems and Web pages. Currently, AGROVOC is an SKOS-XL concept scheme and a Linked Open Data (LOD) set aligned with 13 other multilingual knowledge organization systems related to agriculture.

You may download AGROVOC, access its Web Services or SPARQL endpoint.

AGROVOC is edited through VocBench, an open-source, Web-based collaborative editing tool for multilingual thesauri and RDF-SKOS resources.

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Relationship with other vocabularies

  • FAO Biotechnology Glossary
  • EUROVOC
  • GEMET
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • NAL Thesaurus Agriculture
  • RAMEAU Répertoire d'autorité-matière encyclopedique et alphabetique unifie
  • STW - Thesaurus for Economics Economy
  • TheSoz - Thesaurus for the Social Sciences Social sciences
  • Geopolical Ontology Geopolitical entities
  • Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
  • DBpedia SWD
  • GeoNames

Activities

  • Blog Post

    AGROVOC 2015 survey

    Do you use AGROVOC? Have you used it in the past? If so, please answer a few questions to help us improve it. It will only take you a few minutes!Here is the survey: http://goo.gl/forms...

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  • Blog Post

    VocBench Sandbox with AGROVOC upgraded to version 2.2

    The Sandbox of VocBench (VB) with AGROVOC has been upgraded to VB 2.2.Go play at: http://202.73.13.50:55481/vocbench/.For more information on this new release, see the post “Vocbench 2.2 has...

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  • Blog Post

    Vocbench 2.2 has been released

    Dear Vocbenchers,After almost seven months, a new version of VocBench (2.2) has been released.We had so many features being developed in parallel, that one month ago we decided to consolidate a few...

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