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)
This reference standard presents a list of terms and definitions with specific meaning to plant...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
FAO guidelines for countries to compile ther agricultural census statistics. The use of these...
partially funded by Linked Life Data and the EU IST projects, KHRESMOI (FP7-257528) and LarKC (FP7-215535)
Linked Life Data (LLD) is a data-as-a-service platform that provides access to 25 public biomedical...
Chris Mungall (GO, BIRN, modENCODE, BBOP)
Open Biomedical Ontologies is an umbrella web address for well-structured controlled vocabularies...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

A hierarchical vocabulary of around 1.3 million names, and coordinates and other information for...
International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Austrian Standards Institute
It is the first part of the ISO 639 series of international standards for language codes. Part 1...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Agricultural Metadata Element Set (AgMES) is the abbreviation for Agricultural Metadata Element...
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
The thesaurus provides vocabulary on any economic subject: more than 6,000 standardized subject...