Farming System for Nutrition

Location-specific farming system design to address nutrition maladies thru crop & animal husbandry, nutrition gardens & nutrition awareness

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Established (the solution has passed the previous stages and demonstrated success)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • India

Headquarters location: City


Location(s) of impact

India: Wardha, Koraput


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Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Leveraging Agriculture to address nutrition deficiencies in the population

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Designing farming system based on available resources to address nutrition deficiencies in the population

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Greater understanding of nutrition sensitive agriculture; evidence of uptake; increased area and availability of nutrient dense crops; improved diet diversity

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

The feasibility study is part of the UKAid funded LANSA research programme; sustainability measures have been initiated in the study villages; support is required for upscaling, demonstrating in other agro-climatic regions and policy advocacy

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Mainstreaming the Nutrition Dimension in the Farming System

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

An idea propounded by the agriculture scientist, Professor M S Swaminathan - agriculture remedies for nutritional maladies!

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media

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Dear Bhavani,

I just went through your application and liked your idea. Your project is a needed initiative for vulnerable communities and I wish you luck with this contest. Best

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