Publications

Total results: 60.
This short discussion paper introduces and overviews the ENRD Thematic Group work on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Businesses'. 
It focuses on the importance of urban-rural linkages for the development of rural businesses and related support under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
This is the main report of the first meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group (TG) on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Businesses'.
It overviews the working themes identified by the TG (new trends and wild ideas, fit-for-business support, digitisation), perspectives of TG members, and Rural Development Programme (RDP) support tools.
This is the main report of the first meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Resource-Efficient Rural Economy'.
It overviews three main topics related to natural resources (soils and water) that were identified as priority for the work of the Thematic Group: motivation gaps, knowledge gaps and policy gaps.
It overviews the overall process of defining the Green Economy, best practice implementation, examples of delivery from EU regions and Member States, as well as how these are linked to the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).

This issue focuses on opportunities for “improving competitiveness of primary producers by better integrating them into the agri-food chain” – one of the Focus Areas of EU Rural Development policy.

The publication provides an overview of the various means for adding value in food and drink supply chains. It goes on to explore major market opportunities for rural producers in terms of: increasing the rural market; improving access to urban markets; and accessing the market for public food.

The publication stresses the importance of targeted strategies for supporting smarter supply chains using effective links with research and the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs).

This is the main report of the thematic ENRD Seminar on 'Promoting the Transition to the Green Economy'.
It overviews the policy drivers for the creation of a Green Economy, including support under the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and a wide range of project examples from over 11 EU Member States.
This is the main report of the thematic ENRD Seminar on 'Smart and Competitive Supply Chains'.
It explores ways of connecting the Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) to food and drink supply chains and overviews relevant RDP tools. It covers topics such as market access, public food markets, adding value, cooperation and food policy.
This is the main report of the third meeting of the ENRD Thematic Group on 'Smart and Competitive Rural Areas'.
It highlights the differing approaches to supporting supply chains both nationally and regionally, including a consideration of smart specialisation strategies.

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