The first priority of the SARD-M Project is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of mountain policies, including social, economic, institutional and environmental aspects, in relation to sustainable agriculture and rural development principles. The main outputs of policy assessments include:Identification of problematic areas and priority issues facing a region;Evaluation of the overall strengths and weaknesses of SARD-M policies;General recommendations on improvements needed in policies, processes and institutions involved in policy making and implementation;Proposals for concrete action-oriented follow-up activities.
The results of SARD-M policy assessments are accessible through the table below in three different formats:
- Information sheet – highlights the main findings, recommendations and proposals for follow-up activities developed from policy assessments conducted in the five regions;
- Regional summary – a regional synthesis, including a summary of findings from each of the assessed countries;
- Full report – the detailed report of country assessments.