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

  • November 2020 AGROVOC Thesaurus now with 37,900 concepts and 787,238 terms, in up to 40 languages

    The November 2020 version of the AGROVOC thesaurus has been released now boasting 37,900 concepts and 787,238 terms, in up to 40 languages. The AGROVOC team wishes to thank all of the AGROVOC editors, helping to contribute to the addition of concepts, terms and languages. Learn more information about the AGROVOC editors here. During the 2020 NKOS Workshop, which was held as a virtual meeting 9-10...
  • 2020 Virtual United Nations World Data Forum: Session on use of semantics in food & agriculture

    As part of the 2020 Virtual United Nations World Data Forum, which took place from 19 to 21 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented a session entitled: “Use of semantics applied to food and agricultural data innovation systems as a key step to achieving the SDGs.” The session is available to watch directly online here. Please note, interested viewers need to have registered...

Evolution of AGROVOC since 2017

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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