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.
You can use AGROVOC to look up the common name of a plant in a language that you do not master, or to find relations between a commodity and the crop from which it is produced. Your library can use AGROVOC to index its documents, or you can use it from inside your content management system (e.g., Drupal) to organize your documents or web site. You can also use AGROVOC as an hub to access many other vocabularies available on the web.
To date, 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 16 other multilingual knowledge organization systems related to agriculture.
You may download AGROVOC, access its Web Services or SPARQL endpoint.
- Search terms or browse hierarchies online (make sure that the port 8081 is open!)
- Download in RDF (core or LOD)
- Access the Web services
- Browse the Sandbox version of VocBench (VocBench URL is http://artemide.art.uniroma2.it/vocbench2Agrovoc/. When you log in, you would select agrovoc-test (for the sandbox)].
- Suggest new terms
- Editorial guidelines (English content)