According to the Agricultural Transformation Institute (ATI), One Stop Shop (OSS) provides agricultural inputs and services for farmers in close proximity at competitive cost and at the right time with better quality, which will improve productivity, food security, and income.

Currently, 186 OSS provide inputs and services to 3.8 million farmers, allowing them to access high-quality agricultural inputs and advisory services. Through the mobilization of 350 million birr in private investments in 186 woredas, the OSS sales value reached 1.6 billion birr. Furthermore, the project provided 40 OSS with credit access worth 213 million birr.

The ATI has initiated the transition of DSM agents into Direct Input Marketing (DIM) agents. The project ‘One Stop Shop’ aims to rapidly expand the network of farming input retail chains. Regardless of size, One Stop Shop has been providing smallholder farmers with a one-stop shop for agricultural inputs and advisory services. OSS provides seeds, agrochemicals, veterinary drugs, fertilizer, and other inputs with the ultimate goal of delivering quality agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers in a timely and cost-effective manner, as well as advisory services.

A total of 16 public and private offices signed an agreement in 2020 to provide clients with a one-stop-shop service. Revenues, Trade and Industry, Agriculture, Science and Innovation, Transport, and Mines and Petroleum Ministries are among the offices. The deal was also signed by Ethiopia’s National Bank, Customs Commission, Ethiopian Investment Commission, and Information Network Security Agency.


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