The AGROVOC Editorial Guidelines
Since the early 1980s, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has promoted greater knowledge sharing and access among its member countries through the publication of AGROVOC, a controlled vocabulary and thesaurus covering all FAO’s areas of interest. Coordinated by FAO, AGROVOC is currently maintained by over 35 organizations and communities of experts volunteering as focal points for specific languages and/or specific food and agriculture-related domains. The AGROVOC Editorial Guidelines were published to share clear, concise and agreed guidelines to guarantee consistency and coherence on selection of concepts and terms. Focus areas include whether to use the singular or plural in each language, how to deal with proper names, scientific names, and geographical names, definitions and more.