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

APAIS is a subject index to scholarly articles in the social sciences and humanities published in...
Convention of Biological Diversity
"It facilitates searching and retrieving information by linking similar documents and on-line...
Up to now, records from 6 major floristic datasets have been imported, as well as 7 specialized...
Plant Ontology Consortium
A non extensive collection of terms that describe structure and developmental stages of a plant...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

Rights and Resources Institute
The Rights and Resources Institute classifies the resources through 4 very general 'issues' and 3...
The guidelines are meant to provide direction to the TDL's member institutions and other ETD...
A controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The goal of this Application Profile is to define a standard exchange format for “basic” metadata...