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Expansion of AFO ontology

The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) was founded in the beginning of 2015 when MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, and Information Centre of the Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture Tike were merged together.

A common ontology is needed for Luke's information management purposes. Some of the necessary concepts were already included in the Agriculture and Forestry Ontology AFO, and it was therefore decided to expand AFO instead of building a separate ontology. The Finnish Terminology Centre has been commissioned to carry out the work together with specialists from Luke and Viikki Campus Library, the original publisher of AFO. The expanded ontology shall be published in Finto service (http://finto.fi/en/).