Pacioli

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. 

Important topics discussed during recent years were:
- measurement of sustainability indicators,
- problems of collecting information on large complex farms,
- use of data for policy analysis and research,
- international cooperation in the development of FADN information systems, and
- impact of new policy issues on farm level data collection. 



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  We have the pleasure to announce the 25th Pacioli workshop.

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 in data collection, data management, data use and data dissemination. This edition will take place in Helsingør in Denmark:

1st of October till 4th of October 2017
Helsingør, Denmark


The previous 24 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. You may consult our website for the presentations during the previous meetings.

Topics
The environment in which FADN operates is changing. The policy needs change and the availability and need for information in the agricultural sector changes. Despite this increased demand for information, there is a continuous pressure on the available budgets for farm level data collection.
Topics of special interest this year are:
• Changing demands for farm level data
• Use of other administrative or commercial information sources

Further contributions are welcome on topics like:
• Relevant variables to collect (sustainability data, innovation, other gainful activities etc.)
• Accounting 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

Workshop
The workshop will be held from Sunday evening 1st of October till Wednesday 4th of October (around noon).
Helsingør
The workshop will take place in Helsingør at the conference center Konventum which is praised for its architecture, green surroundings and with a fantastic view of Øresund with Sweden in the background.

Helsingør is placed at the narrowest point of the Øresund between Denmark and Sweden and the town has a beautiful old part and the Kronborg Castle which is also famous from Shakespeares play Hamlet, where the English name of Helsingør Elsinore has its origin.
Helsingør can be easily reached from Copenhagen airport with a direct train. Further directions will be provided.

Registration
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 2017. We cannot guarantee your participation if your registration is received after 15th of July.