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In November GFAR published the agINFRA LOD vocabularies platform ( to facilitate the publication of Linked Open Data vocabularies by the various data providers involved in the project. The agINFRA project ( of the European Commission (EC 7th framework program INFRA-2011-1.2.2) aims at “developing a shared infrastructure and computationally empowered services for agricultural research data”.         

The first vocabulary on which the partners started working using this platform is the agINFRA Soil Vocabulary (, a first attempt to represent the INSPIRE standard for soil data in RDF. The initial version is a product of the collaboration between the Italian Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA), GFAR and FAO.