July 18, 2018

AGROVOC Editors meeting in Utrecht

Members of the BonaRes Centre attended the first meeting of AGROVOC Editors held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 25th-26th June 2018. Twenty-five participants representing eighteen institutions from fourteen countries met up to discuss AGROVOC-related topics. The AGROVOC is a monthly updated, multilingual agricultural thesaurus, consisting of over 35.000 concepts in up to 29 languages, published and maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). It is used by the BonaRes Repository for Soil and Agricultural Data and the BonaRes Knowledge Library as a controlled vocabulary to structure dataset and scientific knowledge collections. The purposes of the meeting were to reinforce the AGROVOC editorial community, to invite institutions for curating new languages and new topics, to outline new technical possibilities, and to set priorities for the next few years. The meeting was jointly organized by the FAO and the Land Portal Foundation.