Nutrition smart agriculture (NSmartAg) is a set of agriculture and agro-processing technologies and practices that contribute to the improvement of nutrition and increase of the farm and agribusiness-level productivity and revenue.
There are four main steps in the identification of nutrition smart agriculture opportunities (Figure 1).
- Step 1 involves the identification of the local malnutrition problems from existing sources;
- Step 2 includes an analysis to extract nutrient consumption levels for a set of nutrients associated with the identified malnutrition problems and posing considerable health burdens;
- Step 3 uses the data and analysis from Step 2 to identify food groups for further investigation; and
- Step 4 concludes with the identification of a sample menu of options of validated nutrition smart agriculture practices and technologies.
Figure 1. NSmartAg methodology steps