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Use of the AGROVOC thesaurus as a common vocabulary in CGIAR Core Metadata Schema and Application Profile




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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 went digital through a relational database; in 2009, it became a SKOS resource. AGROVOC is now available as a 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.