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AGROVOC

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SUBJECT
All areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, including agriculture, animal health, climate change, environment, fisheries, food, food safety, forestry, land and water, livestock, nutrition, statistics, soil and more.
DESCRIPTION
The AGROVOC thesaurus was first published (in English, Spanish and French) at the beginning of the 1980s by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. In 2000, AGROVOC abandoned paper printing and went digital, with data storage handled by a relational database. In 2009 AGROVOC became an SKOS resource.

AGROVOC is now available as an SKOS-XL concept scheme, also published as a Linked Open Data (LOD) set composed of 35,000+ concepts available in up to 29 languages. By means of LOD, AGROVOC is aligned to 18 open datasets related to agriculture. The advantage of having a thesaurus like AGROVOC published as LOD is that once thesauri are linked, the resources they index are linked as well.

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PUBLISHER
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
CONTRIBUTOR
Currently, AGROVOC is a collaborative effort coordinated by FAO and maintained by an international community of experts and institutions active in the area of agriculture and related domains. If you or your institution would like to contribute to a particular language or translate AGROVOC into a new language, please contact us at agrovoc@fao.org
LICENSE
LAST MODIFIED
lunedì 2 luglio 2018 13:31:19
RIGHTS
CC-BY
TYPE
VOID:INDATASET
URI http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc

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