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  • May 2022: New release of the AGROVOC Thesaurus

    The May 2022 version of the AGROVOC thesaurus has been released. It now contains 40 137 concepts and 937 542 terms, in up to 41 languages. AGROVOC thanks all the editors who have contributed to the addition of concepts, terms and other content. Learn more about the AGROVOC editors here.

  • Upcoming: new webinar on AGROVOC and the value of the Swahili content

    Changing data landscape: AGROVOC and the value of the Swahili content Date: 18th May 2022 Time: 4:00 pm EAT (GMT+3), duration 1 hour Since the early 1980's, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has coordinated AGROVOC, a valuable tool for data to be classified homogeneously, facilitating interoperability. Available in more than 40 languages, AGROVOC is a multilingual...

  • April 2022: New release of the AGROVOC Thesaurus

    The April 2022 version of the AGROVOC thesaurus has been released. It now contains 40 100 concepts and 935 252 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.

  • New paper featuring AGROVOC as the linked data concept hub for food and agriculture

    The paper titled “AGROVOC: The linked data concept hub for food and agriculture” has just been recently published online in the journal “Computers and Electronics in Agriculture”, stressing the importance of aggregated and shared data for innovation in FAO´s areas of interest. Since 2019, AGROVOC is expanding its coverage through the collaboration with communities of experts to include specialized...

  • FAO AGROVOC Editorial Community and CGIAR Task Group meet for the first time

    Launched in 2021, the FAO and CGIAR collaboration on increasing interoperability between food and agricultural information systems provides an opportunity for CGIAR to suggest new concepts and terms to the FAO AGROVOC thesaurus. New terminology experts from CGIAR have been integrated in the AGROVOC Editorial Community. The first activity, held online last 16 of February, focused on the latest...