Pacioli 19: International workshop on farm economic data

The 19th  Pacioli workshop took place in Tallinn, Estonia from the 2nd till the 5th of October, 2011.

The workshop was attended by 38 participants from eighteen countries. Particpants from EU countries, candidate countries, but also countries outside the EU such as Norway and Switzerland were welcomed. Furthermore the workshop was attended by representatives from the USDA, Statistics Canada, OECD and European Commission.

The workshop was opened by Andres Oopkaup, Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Trade Policies of Estonia. Topics discussed during the workshop were among others production costs of agricultural products, productivity analysis in agriculture, risk management in agriculture, innovation in the dairy sector and the measurement of  the sustainability of the farming sector. Furthermore topics on the efficiency and administrative burden of data collection and processing were discussed.