The Evolution of AGROVOC since 2017

In anticipation of the 3rd AGROVOC Editorial Community Meeting 2020, set to take place virtually from 29 to 30 June, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) AGROVOC team has recorded a webinar about the Evolution of AGROVOC since 2017The webinar describes the evolution of the controlled vocabulary from 2017 to 2020 and dives into the status of AGROVOC activities and achievements. Even more, the AGROVOC team discusses the latest developments in the controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of FAO. 

Since 2018, the AGROVOC editorial community has met twice to consider new technical possibilities and set priorities for the further development of AGROVOC. This year, the 3rd AGROVOC Editorial Community Meeting is part of Information 4 Innovation in Food and Agriculture (I4IFA), a week-long series of virtual events, developed by FAO and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). The virtual sessions pool expertise and experience from the two leading agricultural organizations and other partners and focusses on increasing the quality and impact of information, knowledge management and data exchange in food and agriculture research for development.

More about AGROVOC

AGROVOC is the largest Linked Open Data set about agriculture available for public use and facilitates access and visibility of data across domains and languages. It offers a structured collection of agricultural concepts, terms, definitions and relationships which are used to unambiguously identify resources, allowing standardized indexing processes and making searches more efficient.

AGROVOC uses semantic web technologies, linking to other multilingual knowledge organization systems and building bridges between datasets. The data set is widely used in specialized as well as digital libraries and repositories for indexing content and text mining, and serves as a specialized tagging resource for content organization by FAO and third-party stakeholders.