The initiative is to grow food what we want to eat. The focus of these programmes is to convene programmes on nutritionally enriching foods. Mapping the entire food system of village and suggesting what they should eat is done in NARI

Despite India’s 50% increase in GDP since 1991, more than one third of the world’s malnutrition children line in India. One of the major causes for malnutrition in India is the economic inequality. Diet of the people often lacks in both quality and quantity mainly led mal nutrition anaemia and micro nutrient deficiency. Women who suffer the mal nutrition are less likely to have healthy babies. Deficiencies in nutrition inflict long term damage to both individual and society. Nutrition deficiencies individuals are more likely to have infectious disease such as peneumonia and tuberculosis, which lead to higher mortality rate. In addition nutrition deficiencies individual are less productive at work. It brings inefficiency to the society, especially in t India where labour is major input factor for economic production. Keep in the nutritional security in rural area. ICAR has started a new programme – NARI ( Nutritional sensitivity agricultural resource and Innovation ) Nutrition sensitivity agriculture is a food based approach to agriculture development that put nutritional rich food, dietary diversity and food fortification atr the heart of overcoming malnutrition and micro nutrient deficiencies. This programme will specially be working in three area

  1. Nutritional farming (roots and tubers, livestock, legumes, Bio-fortified tubers legumes and cereals)
  2. Nutritional Garden (Fruits and vegetables)
  3. Value addition, mixing, enriching, fortification (Increase the nutritive value of the locally available food.) to improve the dietary habit and nutrient availability to the farm families

This approach stresses: multiple benefits derived from enjoying a variety of foods recognizing the nutritional value of food for good nutrition and importance and social significance of the food and agriculture sector for supporting for rural livelihood. The overall objective of nutritional sensitive agricultural is to make food system better equipped to produce good nutritional outcome.

We adopted one village and conducted various activities like benchmark survey, awareness generation, capacity building training and demonstrations will be major activities under this programme.

Last year details of activities in the adopted village.

Village – Venpura, Block – Becharaji, Dist – Mehsana
Particular No. of  Programme Participants
·       On Campus training 1 23
·       Off campus training 3 71
Awareness Programme    
·       Celebration of Nutritional week (4-10 September, 2019) 1 346
·       Field day 5 220
·       Fenbendazole 1 10
·       Greengram 1 5
·       Cowpea 1 1
·       Clusterbean 1 3
·       Cumin-IDM 1 6
·       Wheelhoe 1 1
·       Kitchen garden 1 20
OFT – Mango squash 1 5