AGROVOC is the largest Linked Open Data set about agriculture available for public use and facilitates access and visibility of data across domains and languages. It offers a structured collection of agricultural concepts, terms, definitions and relationships which are used to unambiguously identify resources, allowing standardized indexing processes and making searches more efficient.

AGROVOC uses semantic web technologies, linking to other multilingual knowledge organization systems and building bridges between datasets.

Latest News

  • AGRIS in 2020

    AGRIS increased the collection to more than 12 million records from 450 data providers from 150 countries, and the number of visits reached 25% more than 2019. The new website has also become a key element for the promotion and accessibility of AGROVOC at http://www.fao.org/agris/. Publications FAO. 2020. AGRIS, the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology. Rome AGRIS has...
  • AGROVOC in 2020

    This year has been an important one for AGROVOC. With over 38,100 concepts and 800,000 terms in 40 languages, AGROVOC continues being the most popular thesaurus in food and agriculture, but also covering all FAO’s areas of interest. AGROVOC has received over 34 million visits in 2020, 60% more than 2019. I am also delighted to announce a list of new publications related to AGROVOC. Special thanks...

Evolution of AGROVOC 2017-2020

The webinar describes the evolution of the controlled vocabulary from 2017 to 2020 and dives into the status of AGROVOC activities and achievements. Even more, the AGROVOC team discusses the latest developments in the controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of FAO. 

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