The “One Timad Package Validation" project (OTIPAVA) aimed to promote regenerative and circular agriculture practices in Ethiopia in order to reduce the need for expensive external inputs and soil nutrient depletion.

Key messages

  • The combined use of organic and inorganic fertilizers improves soil fertility and crop productivity of smallholder farmers.
  • The one timad package is affordable and appropriate to farmers facing land shortages, lack of financial capital and experiencing risks.
  • The replacement of inorganic fertilizers with compost saves foreign currency at country levels and reduces fertilizers expenses to over 2.5 million
    PSNP farming households.
  • The package is also appropriate for other socioeconomically poor farmers residing in high potential areas.


OTIPAVA project aimed to validate the effect of integrated nutrient management on soil health and economic benefit to the farmers by reducing the costs of mineral fertilizers and generating shreds of evidence and piloting innovative
approaches for further institutionalization and scaling. It operates a type of agricultural package designed for low socioeconomic and female farmers to influence the extension practices that mostly target the better and progressive
farmers. The overall development objective of the project is to create
evidence for practices that contribute to the transformation of the food system by addressing leverage points about productivity, enhanced value chain performance, and improved human nutrition for improved food security while minimizing the impact on the environment and ensuring social inclusion.


OTIPAVA summary 2022 (PDF download)

OTIPAVA project brief Amhara (PDF download)