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

National Agriculture Library, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
The thesaurus is a joint project of the IRRI Library and Documentation Service (LDS) and the...
Up to now, records from 6 major floristic datasets have been imported, as well as 7 specialized...
ACORD International uses a set of 180 tags to classify their content on their website. There is no...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
A multilingual terminology database in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Some...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

The Unified Medical Dictionary (UMD) is an English/Arabic Medical Dictionary, which was originally...
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
TimeseriesML 1.0 defines an XML encoding that implements the OGC Timeseries Profile of Observations...
National Library of Medicine
It is designed for use with electronic resources published by the NLM and incorporates additional...
The Library of Congress
Developed by the Library of Congress MARCXML is an XML schema based on MARC21.