On Tuesday 14 June 2022, the European Union in Malawi officially handed over to the Government of Malawi  research supplies procured under the KULIMA Prpgramme in 2020. The supplies were distributed to three Agricultural Reseach Station under the Ministry of Agriculture namely: Chitedze, Bvumbwe and Lunyangwa. The supplies, with a total cost of about MK670 million included laboratory equipment, ICT Equipment, laboratory consumables and protective gears. The supplies were officially handed over by the EU Ambassador to Malawi, His Excellency Rune Skinnebach and were received on behalf of the Governement of Malawi by the Minister of Agriculture Hon. Lobin Lowe at Chitedze Agrcultural Research Station in Lilongwe.

In his remarks, Hon. Lobin Lowe said the state of the art equipment is a game changer as far as agricultural research in Malawi is concerned. And in his remarks, the EU Ambassador strongly encouraged the Ministry of Agriculture to make full use of the laboratory supplies received  to improve generation and dissemination of technologies and deliver good quality services to Malawians small holder farmers.