Discover AGROVOC and other Data Standards on the VEST / AgroPortal platform

Publié le 19 mars 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

Common vocabularies, data standards, application profiles and ontologies are key in ensuring we can make better meaning and management of the vast amounts of data becoming available every day. To simplify the task of retrieval and using of value vocabularies on support of data representation, there is a number of initiatives creating, curating and maintaining registries. GODAN Action VEST / AgroPortal Map of Standards - - containing 380 value vocabularies (including AGROVOC) of all types and all formats - - is one of them.


Next to the CAB Thesaurus (CABT), and NAL Thesaurus (NALT), AGROVOC has been also the starting point for the Global Agriculture Concepts Scheme - a global open data repository of interoperable terminological and conceptual information in agriculture. GACS is developed in collaboration among FAO, CABI and USDA. A new expanded GACS Working Group of ag- & data-related institutions (under the umbrella of GODAN project) has been currently defining its plan of activities on how to expand, improve quality and structure, and maintain CAGS. Stay up to date by visiting Agrisemantics website.