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The tool’s designers ranked the NSI categories on a scale of 1 – 8 (1 being the highest and 8 being the lowest) in terms of their potential impact in the three domains (agriculture, gender, and nutrition). Categories with a rank of 1-3 were designated as High, 4-6 as Med, and 7-8 as Low. See table to the right for more details on how this was done.
NSI Categories Ag Gender Nutrition
Women's Decision Making over Production 1 1 6
Women's Access to Productive Resources 2 2 7
Women's Group Participation and Leadership 4 6 8
Women's Control over Use of Income and Expenditure 6 3 3
Women's Time Allocation 5 5 4
Improved Technologies 3 4 5
Access and Availability of Diverse Foods 8 8 1
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change 7 7 2
NSI Category
Agricultural
impact
Gender
impact
Nutritional
impact
Potential NSI's
Women's Decision Making over Production HIGH

HIGH

MED

Facilitate access to services and in-person training targeted to reach womenPromote use of ICT interventions to reach women with extension
Women's Access to Productive Resources HIGH

HIGH

LOW

Make financial institutions and products more gender inclusiveStrengthen community-managed financial groupsTrain financial institutions on providing financial packages targeted to women
Women's Control over Use of Income and Expenditure MED

HIGH

HIGH

Connect female farmers to smallholder sourcing schemesFacilitate women's access to secure mechanisms for storing moneySupport women entrepreneurs in agro-input professions
Improved Technologies HIGH

MED

MED

Introduction of mechanized solutionsTrain agrodealers on promoting use of nutrient-rich fertilizers
Access and Availability of Diverse Foods LOW

LOW

HIGH

Promote access to diverse crop inputsPromote biofortified seed varieties
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change LOW

LOW

HIGH

SBC training to agrodealers on importance of nutritious, diverse diets