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 375
66 AgroPortal
303 VEST Registry
6 VEST Registry and AgroPortal

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Examples of domain standards

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Health Organization, Codex Alimentarius Commission
The Codex Classification of food and animal feed commodities moving in trade and the descriptions...
CABICODES enable searchers to locate general subject categories which are not easy to retrieve...
Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA), agINFRA Consortium, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)
This vocabulary is a first formalization of the INSPIRE data model into an RDFs vocabulary...
Plant Ontology Consortium
A non extensive collection of terms that describe structure and developmental stages of a plant...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

The Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) is an XML schema for an authority element set that...
Bank for International Settlements, European Central Bank, eurostat, International Monetary Fund, OECD, United Nations, World Bank
The BIS, ECB, EUROSTAT, IMF, OECD, UN, and the World Bank have joined together to focus on business...
US National Health Institute
NCI Thesaurus (NCIt) provides reference terminology for many NCI and other systems. It covers...
agINFRA Consortium, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
A value vocabulary listing all main resource types used in the AGRIS database and other agINFRA...