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

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations University
This list of INFOODS Food Component Tagnames has been prepared from John C. Klensin, Diane...
Plant Ontology Consortium
A non extensive collection of terms that describe structure and developmental stages of a plant...
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The What We Eat in America (WWEIA) Food Categories provide an application to analyze foods and...
Actuar has 9 categories according to which they categorize their resources. These categories are...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

Center for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA)
CEDA has used NASA-Ames formatted data for many years. NASA-Ames was devised primarily as a format...
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
This standard specifies an XML implementation for the OGC and ISO Observations and Measurements (O...
USAID Knowledge Services Center
The USAID Thesaurus is a tool for the indexing and retrieval of technical and project document...
National Library of Medicine
It is designed for use with electronic resources published by the NLM and incorporates additional...