History of Pacioli


Every year LEI Wageningen UR 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. 


Announcement Pacioli 22

Pacioli is the international workshop for coordinators, experts and researchers of farm level databases in agriculture, such as FADN in Europe. It provides a platform to discuss best practises in data collection, data use and data dissemination. This edition will take place in the historical and colorful city of Dublin:

28th of September till 1st of October 2014

Dublin, Ireland

 The previous workshop in Sweden and the 20 other workshops turned out to be very useful yearly events for professionals: they experienced a source of inspiration for their day today work and to establish contacts in and outside the European Union. You may consult our website for the presentations of the 21st workshop.


The workshop will concentrate on innovations in farm level data collection.

Topics of special interest this year are:

  •  Impact of changes in the CAP on information needs for policy evaluation and research
  •  International cooperation in adapting to new information needs
  •  Use of other information sources / electronically available data

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, privacy issues, etc.)
  •  Policy analysis based on farm level data


The workshop will be held from Sunday evening 28th of September till Wednesday 1st  of October (around noon) in Dublin,  the capital city of Ireland. 


The participation fee is Euro 895 excl. VAT. This includes workshop fee, refreshments, all 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 2014. In case your registration is received after 15th of July we cannot guarantee your participation.


After registration you will receive an invoice. Your participation is confirmed as soon as the payment is received. 


In case of cancellation 

In case of cancellation after 15th of July 2014, we charge a penalty of 150 EURO for administration costs. For cancellation after 15th of August 2014, 400 euros will be charged. Replacement by a colleague is allowed.