Case Studies

AGROVOC Country Reports 

Published on December 2021, these reports provide an introduction to the institutions and the countries they represent as part of the AGROVOC editorial community; their experience in using AGROVOC and the activities undertaken to promote it in the country; and the next steps foreseen for this collaboration in the coming years.

AGROVOC Use cases

The FAO issued in June 2021 a call for use cases about the adoption and use of its AGROVOC multilingual thesaurus. According to the contributions received, some of the most common benefits coming from the use of AGROVOC are: the multilingualism and the availability of labels in multiple languages; the indexing of scientific productions that increases their visibility; and the use of AGROVOC as a reference for the standardization of terms improving data findability.

International organizations from Nepal, Germany, Senegal, Indonesia, Russia, Brazil, and Kenya submitted their cases, introduced their institution, explained how they use AGROVOC, highlighting the benefits for their organization and for their work.

The list of the cases received is now available for consultation:

  • AGROVOC use case by Programme for Capacity Development in Africa

    Programme for Capacity Development in Africa (P4CDA) is a non profit organisation that works to support and promote the creation and implementation of open data platforms and adoption of technology and tools towards agriculture growth and transformation in the South to South in line with the GODAN Nairobi Declaration , that was signed by Ministers from 15 African countries, on 17 June, 2017. P4CDA...

  • The use of AGROVOC at the Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL)

    A use case by the Central Scientific Agricultural Library The Central Scientific Agricultural Library (CSAL) , Moscow, Russian Federation, is the authorized scientific institution responsible for the development and updating of national linguistic support for all agricultural research in Russia. In 2007-2010, CSAL scientists translated about 33 000 AGROVOC concepts into Russian. It was the base of...

  • AGROVOC at CIRAD, a reference tool in a FAIR institutional approach for publications and research data

    CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. Since 2006, CIRAD has been committed to open science and has made it part of its institutional strategy. Research teams are encouraged to disseminate their scientific results as openly as possible. The Scientific and Technical...

  • Land Portal Foundation and LandVoc: an AGROVOC use case

    A use case by Laura Meggiolaro, the Land Portal Foundation 1. Land Portal Foundation and LandVoc Metadata is at the heart of what we do at the Land Portal. What an odd statement to make for an organization in the land sector! But remember our purpose. We believe that access to information is crucial for achieving good land governance and securing land rights for landless and vulnerable people...

  • AGROVOC & the MEL platform: Standardizing metadata and following FAIR principles

    A use case by ICARDA-MEL The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international organization undertaking research for development providing innovative, science-based solutions for countries across the non-tropical dry areas. It is part of CGIAR , the world’s largest publicly funded agricultural research network. Together with other programmes, projects and...