Terminology at FAO

FAO Terminology


FAO has to deal with a large number of subjects in all the FAO languages, Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese, including some Italian and also Scientific Names for plants and aquatic species.

Therefore a system to manage terms, definitions, language equivalents, etc. is fundamental for standardization and communication.

FAO terminology includes a special set of words belonging to the sciences that FAO deals with, for example, agricultural sciences, nutrition, biotechnology, fisheries, forestry, food safety, etc. to name a few.






“There is no knowledge without Terminology”