On the 2nd and 3rd of July 2015 the "Improving Semantics in Agriculture" Workshop took place in the FAO Head Quarter in Rome, Italy. The workshop was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 38 international experts participated in the workshop.
The goal of this workshop was to draw a roadmap for the future of information management based on shared semantics.
The GACS ("Global Agricultural Concept Scheme") has started a process in this direction, by bringing together three major thesauri in agriculture, to build a common, global repository of conceptual and terminological information. Much more has to be done to create a reference point and clearing house for vocabularies, taxonomies and ontologies in Agriculture and Nutrtion. The workshop was a starting point to decide the next steps in this process.
If you are interested in the workshop material and further background information, please have a look at the workshop webpage: