A policy brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. It is aimed at government policymakers and others who are interested in formulating or influencing policy.
Policy briefs for enhancing the competitiveness of SME in the organic sector:
1. OVERVIEW OF THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR
Outline the relevance of the agri-food sector to the rural economy of the region including the current state of the organic sector in terms of the prospects to support SME competitiveness and sustainability.
2. POLICY CONTEXT CURRENT REGIONAL SUPPORT MEASURES
Organic Action Plans (at national and regional level)
Overview of measures and instruments that can support the regional organic sector
3. RELEVANCE OF THE REGIONAL POLICY SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACTION PLAN
Provide an assessment of the relevance of the current regional policy environment for the development of your action plan by considering the measures your plan will utilise, barriers of utilising certain measures, what could be improved, what is missing etc to support SME
competitiveness and sustainability.
4. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REGIONAL POLICYMAKERS TO IMPROVE THE CURRENT POLICY ENVIRONMENT
Based on experiences what is still needed from regional policymakers to support the development and implementation of organic actions plans to proactively support SME competitiveness and