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 35,000 concepts available in up to 29 languagesCurrently, AGROVOC is an SKOS-XL concept scheme, and a Linked Open Data (LOD) set edited by VocBench tool (VocBench2: http://agrovoc.uniroma2.it:8080/vocbench2Agrovoc/)

Note that the version of AGROVOC loaded in SKOSMOS is always the latest release of AGROVOC LOD. If you would like all the data, you can simply download the latest AGROVOC LOD from here. In SKOSMOS it is possible to download all the data associated to a specific concept, by first select the desired concept and then click on the wanted format near "Download this concept:"

AGROVOC is aligned with 18 other multilingual knowledge organization systems.

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For more information about AGROVOC: 
Contact the AGROVOC team at: agrovoc@fao.org 
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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

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