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In support to agriculture and nutrition advisory services under the EU funded Kulima and Afikepo programmes, the European Union in Malawi and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tiesday January 08, granted 220 motorcycles to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development. Minister responsible, Joseph Mwanamvekha, received the bikes on behalf of the Malawi Government.
Extension services are key for achieving agriculture transformation hence it is important to provide effective support to the system through training and improved mobility of front line staff. The motorcycles will be deployed in the 10 districts of Kulima and Afikepo
This EU support is in addition to 14 cars that were handed over to the Ministry last year. Further support of additional 230 motorbikes and 8,000 bicycles will follow.