AGROVOC is a multilingual and controlled vocabulary tool led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This valuable resource enablesdata to be classified homogeneously, facilitating interoperability and reuse. It offers a structured collection of agricultural concepts, terms, definitions, and relationships which are used to unambiguously identify resources. It provides a way to organize knowledge for subsequent data retrieval.
In 2021, as a part of an ongoing collaboration with FAO, ICARDA’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team translated approximately 800 concepts in AGROVOC into Arabic, vastly improving knowledge sharing in Arabic speaking countries – one of the most important regions globally for its agrobiodiversity and climate-smart agricultural approaches.