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  • Collaboration between FAO and Makerere University on AGROVOC in Swahili language

    From November 2021 to November 2022, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) collaborated with Makerere University to consolidate an institutional focal point for Swahili and AGROVOC, and to promote the use of AGROVOC in regional and national Least Developed Country (LDCs) languages. Makerere University is one of the oldest universities in Africa, based in Uganda, and for many years it has...

  • New concepts added to AGROVOC. February 2023

    57 new concepts have been added to the AGROVOC multilingual thesaurus which now contains 40 747 concepts. To consult the list of new or updated labels per language you can visit the FAO CKAN Repository. The AGROVOC Editorial Community thanks those who contributed to this release. New AGROVOC concepts Aegilops juvenalis Aegilops kotschyi Aegilops neglecta Aegilops triuncialis Aegilops triuncialis...

  • February 2023: New release of the AGROVOC Thesaurus

    The February 2023 version of the AGROVOC thesaurus has been released. It now contains 40 747 concepts and 965 688 terms, in up to 41 languages. The AGROVOC team thanks all the AGROVOC editors who have contributed to the addition of concepts, terms and other content. Learn more about the AGROVOC editors here.

AGROVOC case studies

In 2021, FAO issued a call for use cases about the adoption and use of its AGROVOC multilingual thesaurus, as part of the activities that took place that year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the thesaurus. Two AGROVOC country reports were published in 2021 about Georgia and the Republic of Moldova. The link to the case studies page is available here.