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The Farm Service Center Project is a market-­based, private sector model that applies matching grant and training methodology to establish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that deliver farm supplies and services.FSCs provide a range of agricultural inputs (crop protection materials, fertilizers and seeds), machinery services, veterinary services and products, marketing assistance for a...
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The Farm Service Center Project is a market-­based, private sector model that applies matching grant and training methodology to establish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that deliver farm supplies and services.FSCs provide a range of agricultural inputs (crop protection materials, fertilizers and seeds), machinery services, veterinary services and products, marketing assistance for agricultural outputs, training and information, and access to credit.
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By increasing Ethiopia’s network of Farm Service Centers, the Feed the Future Farm Service Center Project further strengthens the bargaining power of an apex wholesale buying entity, EGAA Agricultural Input Suppliers, which streamlines and aggregates the inventory needs of all Farm Service Centers from top-tier multinational suppliers. EGAA, in turn, strengthens the ability of Farm Service Centers to provide a consistent supply of high-quality branded inputs at low-cost by negotiating for wholesale pricing discounts from international input suppliers, the benefits from which are passed along to smallholder farmers. The growing network of retail Farm Service Centers has a positive impact on thousands of smallholder farmers across Ethiopia, and increases the viability and food security of the entire region. Activities ensure that the full impact of this transformation is captured as data by supporting ATA’s monitoring and evaluation information systems, in addition to developing strategies to continually integrate lessons learned. Furthermore, the Project ensures that its gender integration and environmental mitigation measures are fully incorporated in the roll-out of all new Farm Service Centers.
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Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

Ethiopia

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Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted160,000

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Ethiopia