AGROVOC Editorial Community. ICARDA


The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international organization undertaking research-for-development. We provide innovative, science-based solutions for communities across the non-tropical dry areas. In partnership with research institutions, NGOs, governments, and the private sector, our work advances scientific knowledge, shapes practices, and informs policy.

Since its establishment in 1977, ICARDA has implemented research-for-development programs in 50 countries across the world’s dry areas - from Morocco in North Africa to Bangladesh in South Asia.

The mission of ICARDA is to reduce poverty and enhance food, water, and nutritional security and environmental health in the face of global challenges, including climate change.


AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It is widely used in specialized libraries as well as digital libraries and repositories to index content and for the purpose of text mining. It is also used as a specialized tagging resource for content organization by FAO and third-party stakeholders. AGROVOC is published monthly 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.