AGROVOC Multilingual agricultural thesaurus

AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts.

AGROVOC consists of over 32,000 concepts available in 23 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.You can use AGROVOC to look up the common name of a plant in a language that you do not master, or to find  relations between a commodity and the crop from which it is produced. Your library can use AGROVOC to index its documents, or you can use it from inside your content management system (e.g., Drupal) to organize your documents or web site. You can also use AGROVOC as an hub to access many other vocabularies available on the web. To date, AGROVOC is used by researchers, librarians and information managers for indexing, retrieving and organizing data in agricultural information systems and Web pages. Currently, AGROVOC is an SKOS-XL concept scheme and a Linked Open Data (LOD) set aligned with 16 other multilingual knowledge organization systems related to agriculture.You may download AGROVOC, access its Web Services or SPARQL endpoint.If you are an AGROVOC user, please check if you appear in the page AGROVOC uses. lf you would like to be added there, please let us know!  AGROVOC is edited through VocBench, an open-source, Web-based collaborative editing tool for multilingual thesauri and RDF-SKOS resources.



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Datasets using this data standard (from the RING)

Petrozavodsk State University
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)
Kenya Agricultural Information Network
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (CSIR-INSTI)
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Institut national de la recherche agronomique
Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)
Wageningen UR, Library
Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development
Thai National AGRIS Centre
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Biblioteca Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias UNCUYO
Indonesian Center for Agricultural Library and Technology Dissemination
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University
Autoridad Nacional del Agua