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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 livestock extension services and in-person training targeted to reach womenPromote use of ICT interventions to reach women with livestock extensionSBC training on joint decisionmaking around livestock production
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 livestock producers to sourcing schemesFacilitate women's access to secure mechanisms for storing moneySupport women entrepreneurs in livestock service professions
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change LOW

LOW

HIGH

SBC training to service providers on importance of animal-source foods for nutrition