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AGROVOC

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 21 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, 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 set aligned with 13 other multilingual knowledge organization systems related to agriculture.

You may download AGROVOC or 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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Minimum services on AIMS this summer

As summer holidays have started in Europe most people are on their annual holidays and limited staff remain in office, this might lead to a delay in answering questions. As a result AIMS will be maintained at a minimum, however, new user approval will continue normally.

We thank you for your understanding and your usual support. Full services resume on the 1st of September 2014. We would like to wish you a successful summer and a pleasant wintertime depending on your region. 

Meanwhile continue channelling your queries to aims@fao.org

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Group of Interest

Community of Practice to discuss the developments of AGROVOC from a classical thesaurus to a concept scheme.