First Announcement PACIOLI 26

Budapest September 30 - October 3, 2018


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. 




30th of September - 3rd of October 2018

Budapest, Hungary

The previous 25 workshops turned out to be very useful yearly 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.


The environment in which FADN operates is changing. The policy needs change and the availability and need for information in the agricultural sector changes. Farmers are becoming part of a network of information flows in the agricultural sector. This increasing availability of information provides opportunities and challenges for farm level data collection. Topics of special interest this year are:

• Innovations in data collection and use

• Possible impact of big data on FADN?

• Farmers willingness to participate

Further contributions are welcome on topics like:

• Relevant variables to collect (sustainability data, innovation, other gainful activities etc.)

• Accounting and data collection methods

• Methods of Sampling and weighting and typology of farms

• New trends in data dissemination methods (internet sites, infographics, etc.)

• Policy analysis and research based on farm level data


The workshop will be held from Sunday evening 30th of September till Wednesday 3rd of October (around noon). Budapest

The event will take place in Budapest. Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. The river Danube divides the city in the Buda and Pest side. The panorama of Budapest is breathtaking with the Citadella, The fisherman’s Bastion, the chain bridge and the parliament building. Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The lively Pest side offers the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, restaurants, ruin bars and coffee houses.


The participation fee is Euro 895 (excl. VAT). This includes workshop fee, refreshments, meals, hotel room for three nights and excursion. Participants will receive a binder with papers presented. To be able to make all further reservations, we ask you to fill in the registration form before 15th of July 2018.