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.
Motivation: Soils are important carbon stores. The release of greenhouse gases in the soil, particularly through agricultural activities, has consequences for the global atmospheric CO2 budget. Measures that lead to long-term storage of carbon in the soil (carbon sequestration) are a key to mitigate climate change.
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.