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 24


Pacioli 24: FADN in a changing environment

Pacioli is the international workshop for coordinators, experts and researchers of 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 use and data dissemination. This edition will take place in the capital city of Kosovo:

25th of September till 28th ofSeptember 2016


 The previous 23 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 23rd workshop.


The environment in which FADN is operating changes. 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:

  • National experiences in adapting to new information needs
  • Use of other administrative or commercial information sources
  • Methods to increase efficiency of data collection

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


The workshop will be held from Sunday evening 25th of September till Wednesday 28th of September (around noon) in Pristina, the capital city of Kosovo. 


Pristina is a friendly and vibrant city which offers great wine, tasty food,dynamic, fashionable and entrepreneurial culture of businesses, bars, cafés andtrendy restaurants, and the best macchiato in the world. Some of the mainplaces to visit in Pristina include Ulpiana the ancient Illyrian city,Ethnological Museum, the National Museum, Newborn Monument, Mother TeresaCathedral, Mother Teresa Boulevard, Skanderbeg Statue and many otherattractions.


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 18th of July 2016. 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 2016, we charge a penalty of 150 EURO for administration costs. For cancellation after 15th of August 2016, 400 euros will be charged. Replacement by a colleague is allowed.