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), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
A result of a cooperation programme between the FAO Forestry Department and the IUFRO SilvaVoc...
Convention of Biological Diversity
"It facilitates searching and retrieving information by linking similar documents and on-line...
CABICODES enable searchers to locate general subject categories which are not easy to retrieve...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
This Application Profile defines the metadata elements for exchanging information about job...
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
The thesaurus provides vocabulary on any economic subject: more than 6,000 standardized subject...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Agricultural Learning Resources Application Profile (Ag-LR AP) defines the metadata elements...
European Commission
The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a vocabulary to describe interoperability assets...