Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

AEAS should change their focus from always selecting head of the households (usually eldest male member of the family) to women members of family as contact to share information.

In meetings & training programmes, women participation may be ensured at least 50 per cent, Husbands may be asked to accompany their wives to meetings & training on agricultural issues.

Whole family approach may be followed in imparting training on nutrition, since all members of the family should understand the importance of nutrition.

Women based Self Help Groups (SHGs) may be formed, supported and engaged in nutrition education

Small animal rearing, backyard poultry keeping by women play important role in household nutritional security and small savings. The AEAS can technically empower women on small scale livestock and poultry rearing.

Young women can be targeted to expose them to agripreneurial ventures on value addition and food processing activities, wherein, they not only ensure better nutrition but also get the opportunity to generate some income.

The AEAS should promote e-literacy/Digital literacy among women, ICT tools including smartphones can be a good tools to empower women on nutrition aspects because women find a friend in smartphones.