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

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
The Global Forest Decimal Classification unit is a dynamic, open, user-driven community of...
Plant Ontology Consortium
A non extensive collection of terms that describe structure and developmental stages of a plant...
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
GeoSciML is a model of geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps,...
It provides bibliographical and consultation services about forest terminologies and terminological...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

agINFRA Consortium, Global Forum on Agricultural Research, CIARD
An RDF vocabulary for representing web services and web-based APIs, from RESTful APIs (including...
The International Foundation for Information Technology - See more at:
The taxonomy lists terms that are most important to Information Technology (IT) Organizations, IT...
Library of Congress
Initiated by the Library of Congress, BIBFRAME provides a foundation for the future of...
Nomina Participants
The Global Names Index is a component of a semantic environment for biology called the Global Names...