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 396
76 AgroPortal
326 VEST Registry

By domain

By type

Some alignments between vocabularies

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Examples of domain standards

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
GeoSciML is a model of geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps,...
ACORD International uses a set of 180 tags to classify their content on their website. There is no...
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
{Not accessible anymore?] EARTh terminological content is derived from various multilingual and...
CABICODES enable searchers to locate general subject categories which are not easy to retrieve...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

Specifies how to construct a DC metadata description set that provides a collection level...
A hierarchical vocabulary of around 1.3 million names, and coordinates and other information for...
Education Resources Information Center, US Department of Education
The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors (Thesaurus) is a controlled vocabulary - a selected list of...
Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Yandex is an initiative launched on 2 June 2011 by Bing, Google and Yahoo! to introduce the...