Every year Wageningen Economic Research (formerly known as LEI) organises the Pacioli workshop on the collection and use of farm level data for policy analysis, research and extension. An example of such a farm level data system is the European Farm Accountancy Network (FADN). 

Pacioli is the international workshop for innovations in micro-economic databases in agriculture. FADN coordinators, experts and researchers attend this workshop to discuss new developments in data collection, data requirements and research on farm level data sets. The workshop provides a source of inspiration for their day to day work and gives the opportunity to establish contacts in and outside the European Union. 



You can now register for the 28th pacioli workshop. REGISTRATION PAGE

Pacioli is the international workshop for coordinators, experts and researchers on farm level databases in agriculture, such as FADN in Europe (Farm Accountancy Data Network). It provides a platform to discuss best practises and innovations in data collection, data management, data use and data dissemination. This edition will take place in Ptuj, Slovenia.

1st of October till the 4th of October 2023

Ptuj, Slovenia

The previous 27 workshops turned out to be very useful events for professionals: they experienced a source of inspiration for their day to day work and to establish contacts in and outside the European Union. You may consult our website for the presentations during the previous meetings (


The Green Deal, the Farm to Fork strategy and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have become more ambitious on environmental and climate objectives. There is increasing need for monitoring not only the economic performance, but also the environmental and social performance of farming. This creates the challenge how to integrate sustainability monitoring into farm accounting.

At the same time the farming sector is changing due to an increasing scale of production, an increasing complexity of farm holdings and new opportunities of digitalisation.

Topics of special interest this year are:

  • Impact of changes in the Agricultural Policy on data needs and data collection
  • Challenges and solutions to collect data on sustainability indicators
  • Impact of ICT innovations on farm accounting and sustainability monitoring

Furthermore, contributions are welcome on topics like: 

  •  Policy analysis and research based on farm level data
  •  New trends in data dissemination methods (internet sites, dashboards, etc.)
  •  Accounting and data collection methods
  •  Methods of Sampling and weighting and typology of farms


The workshop will be held from Sunday evening 1st of October till Wednesday 4th of October. 

Ptuj, Slovenia

The event will take place in Ptuj. Ptuj is the oldest town of Slovenia, located along the Drava River in the North-eastern Slovenia. The town has a rich history dating back to the Stone age, famous also for its many ancient Roman monuments. The castle on the hill offers majestic views over the town’s rooftops and surrounding wonderful countryside, rich with fields and vineyards. Ptuj is also famous for its “Kurentovanje”, the most popular ethnological carnival in Slovenia, recognized by the UNESCO. Participants will receive further travel advice.


The participation fee is Euro 895 (excl. VAT). This includes workshop fee, refreshments, meals, hotel room for three nights and excursion. 

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