AgMES (Agricultural Metadata Element Set)

A semantic standard developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, AgMES enables description, resource discovery, interoperability and data exchange of different types of information resources in all areas relevant to food production, nutrition and rural development.

The standard is maintained by AIMS (Agricultural Information Management Standards), and while it has been used in various application profiles, it is now deprecated for new uses and will no longer be updated.

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Standard Website
Related Vocabularies
AGROVOC Thesaurus
Physical Sciences & Mathematics
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Science
Fish Farming

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AGRIS Application Profile Edit

A metadata standard drawing on Dublin Core and AgMES created specifically to enhance the description, exchange and subsequent retrieval of agricultural Document-Like Information Objects.

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AgriMetamaker Edit

A service to facilitate the publication of metadata in the AGRIS Repository; it conforms to the the AGRIS Application Profile, which draws from the Dublin Core and AgMES standards.

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AGRIS - International System for Agricultural Science and Technology Edit

A global public domain database using the AgMES standard to describe structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology.