Webinar - Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities

A recording of the webinar,  ‘Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities,’ organized by the Ontologies Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is now available.


During this webinar, the AGROVOC Team from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations introduce how to keep AGROVOC up to date with a number of institutions and individual domain experts serving as focal points for specific languages and topics. With the aim to improve the quality of the services for the agricultural community, AGROVOC is now engaging with expert communities that are contributing and benefiting of the AGROVOC services.

AGROVOC is edited through the web-based platform VocBench 3, an advanced collaboration environment for maintaining thesauri, ontologies, code lists and authority resources, providing features such as history, validation, publication workflow, and multi-user management with role-based access control. Specialized concept schemes are now possible within AGROVOC. VocBench 3 supports the use of hierarchical relation properties that are specific to a scheme. The multischeme hierarchy approach means that a controlled vocabulary can be viewed flexibly and edited with its customized relations or exported with a generic SKOS hierarchy of broader and narrower relations without changing the hierarchy of AGROVOC itself.