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

International Land Coalition
The International Land Coalition uses the Commitments from their Strategy to classify the topical...
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
A result of a cooperation programme between the FAO Forestry Department and the IUFRO SilvaVoc...
Open Development Mekong
Open Development Mekong has a development taxonomy, available in JSON format, with a top-tier...
Soil Survey Staff, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and Interpreting Soil Surveys. The second edition...

Examples of peripheral / general standards

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
The primary focus of the Sensor Model Language (SensorML) is to provide a robust and semantically-...
European Commission
The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a vocabulary to describe interoperability assets...
The Technical Dictionary ARABTERM.ORG is a joint publication of the Arab League Educational,...
Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a common data model for sharing and linking...