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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 buyers and marketsFacilitate women's access to training
Women's Control over Use of Income and Expenditure MED

HIGH

HIGH

SBC training on joint household budgeting for nutritious foodsSupport women entrepreneurs in livestock processing activities
Women's Time Allocation MED

MED

MED

Introduction of labor-saving technologiesPromotion of women's livestock group participationStrengthen food processing and value addition of animal-source foods that reduce women's time
Improved Technologies HIGH

MED

MED

Introduction of mechanized solutionsPromotion of processing and preservation methods that conserve nutrient content Introduction of superior genetics’ strains
Access and Availability of Diverse Foods LOW

LOW

HIGH

Promote development of locally fortified productsPromote training of food safety and storageStrengthen food processing and value addition of foods
Nutrition Social and Behavior Change LOW

LOW

HIGH

SBC for livestock producers (target men) on importance of nutritious, diverse dietsSBC training on joint household budgeting for nutritious foods