This portal provides a global map of existing vocabularies for the exchange of data in the field of food and agriculture.

The directory is the continuation of the FAO VEST Registry under the GODAN Action umbrella.
It's the result of the merging of records from two different sources: the
VEST Registry
(a registry of vocabularies of all types and all formats) and the AgroPortal (a repository of RDF ontologies).


Total 363
68 AgroPortal
289 VEST Registry
6 VEST Registry and AgroPortal

By domain

By type

Some alignments between vocabularies

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Examples of domain standards

Bioversity International
The core descriptors for in situ conservation of Crop Wild Relatives are designed to facilitate the...
AGTER has a list of 10 keywords that they use for their users to browse the website for relevant...
Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution,...
Chris Mungall (GO, BIRN, modENCODE, BBOP)
Open Biomedical Ontologies is an umbrella web address for well-structured controlled vocabularies...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

A hierarchical vocabulary of around 1.3 million names, and coordinates and other information for...
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
PBCore is a metadata standard designed to describe media, both digital and analog. Most importantly...
International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Applications (ICASA), Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)
The International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Applications (ICASA) has established a naming...
World Meteorological Organization
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) code form FM 94 BUFR (Binary Universal Form for the...