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

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
EFSA has developed a standardised food classification and description system called FoodEx2 (...
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience Thesaurus
The CAB Thesaurus is the essential search tool for all users of the CAB ABSTRACTS™ and Global...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
A multilingual terminology database in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Some...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The AGRIS Application Profile is a standard created specifically to enhance the description,...
The ontology contains langauges and their mappings to ISO 639 -1 and ISO 639-2 codes.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
PBCore is a metadata standard designed to describe media, both digital and analog. Most importantly...
International DOI Foundation
The DOI® Kernel (or DOI Resource Metadata Kernel Declaration to give it its full name) is the IDF’s...