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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M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
Established (the solution has passed the previous stages and demonstrated success)
Annual budget in 2017 (USD)
Number of beneficiaries impacted so far
Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector
Headquarters location: Country
Headquarters location: City
Location(s) of impact
India: Wardha, Koraput
Sharing produce of Community Nutrition Garden
Nutrition Garden of fruits and vegetables at village school in Chikima village, Koraput. The produce goes into the midday meal for children
Household Nutrition Garden of vegetables in backyard, in village in Koraput
Explaining purpose of school nutrition garden to students - nutrition awareness cum availability of vegetables for their midday meal
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!
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