FAO cooperates with CGIAR to increase interoperability between food and agricultural information systems
CGIAR and FAO announce new collaboration aiming to enhance data sharing in the food and agricultural sector through the AGROVOC Thesaurus.
FAO has coordinated AGROVOC since the early 1980s and it has been translated into 40 languages since its inception. The CGIAR is a long-time user of AGROVOC. It is the keyword source recommended by the CG Core metadata schema for data sets and publications stored in open repositories and the Global Agricultural Research Data Innovation Acceleration Network (GARDIAN).
This year the Information and Data Management Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture has created a Task Group co-chaired by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Alliance Bioversity International-CIAT that will define the CGIAR collaboration framework to enrich AGROVOC.
This collaboration will bring mutual benefits and strengthen the awareness of AGROVOC within CGIAR, while FAO will benefit from the in-depth field experts contributing to current research terminology in subjects related to the FAO’s work.
June 8, 2021
Imma Subirats Coll– FAO, Kristin Kolshus– FAO, Elizabeth Arnaud– the Alliance Bioversity International - CIAT