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

Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution,...
ACORD International uses a set of 180 tags to classify their content on their website. There is no...
International Land Coalition
The International Land Coalition uses the Commitments from their Strategy to classify the topical...
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
EFSA has developed a standardised food classification and description system called FoodEx2 (...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

International DOI Foundation
The DOI® Kernel (or DOI Resource Metadata Kernel Declaration to give it its full name) is the IDF’s...
The Unified Medical Dictionary (UMD) is an English/Arabic Medical Dictionary, which was originally...
The Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) is an XML schema for an authority element set that...
World Meteorological Organization
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) Extraordinary...