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

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Some alignments between vocabularies

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Examples of domain standards

The Gene Ontology Consortium
Direct support for the Gene Ontology Consortium is provided by an R01 grant from the National Human...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Ontology contains a subset of about 400 terms highly relevant to crop wild relatives. Terms...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Definitions and Classification of Land Use, Agricultural Practices and Irrigation. Used in FAOSTAT.
Focus on Land in Africa
Focus on Land in Africa has published a glossary of almost 100 key terms on land governance and...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is a schema for a bibliographic element set that may be...
OpenLink Software
DBpedia is a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and...
The guidelines are meant to provide direction to the TDL's member institutions and other ETD...
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
The thesaurus provides vocabulary on any economic subject: more than 6,000 standardized subject...