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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 women's access to livestock organization services and trainingPromote use of ICT interventions to reach livestock organization members with extensionSBC training on joint decisionmaking around livestock production
Women's Access to Productive Resources HIGH

HIGH

LOW

Introduce livestock organization-managed financial savings groupsLink financial institutions to livestock organizationsTrain financial institutions on providing financial packages targeted to livestock organization members
Women's Group Participation and Leadership MED

MED

LOW

Facilitate literacy and financial trainings for womenIncrease women's leadership skills in managing new livestock organizationsPromote new women-only livestock organizations
Women's Control over Use of Income and Expenditure MED

HIGH

HIGH

Conduct household budgeting or financial literacyConnect female livestock producers to smallholder sourcing schemesFacilitate women's access to secure mechanisms for storing money
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change LOW

LOW

HIGH

SBC training to livestock organizations on importance of animal-source foods for nutrition