The summer cropping season bumper harvest is set to come under the spotlight at the 111th Zimbabwe Agricultural Show set for next month, with fully vaccinated exhibitors taking part.
The annual showcase will be held from the 27th of September to the 1st of October under strict COVID-19 guidelines.
Newly appointed Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andrew Matibiri and the society’s chairperson, Mr. Ivan Craig spoke on the ongoing preparations for the exhibition.
All exhibitors top the show require to have fully vaccinated against COVID- 19 or else they will be required to produce a COVID-19 test certificate from a test taken no later than 48 hours before the start of the show, said Matibiri.
The theme of the show is “synergies for growth- Cooperate, Collaborate, Complement’, to rally support for the cause of agriculture and attendant value chains for increased “production, productivity and profitability, added Craig.
Key highlights for this year’s show include an annual national agribusiness conference, which is expected to provide an opportunity for economic recovery strategies.
The show comes at a time when treasury is predicting Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector to register a record 34 percent growth this year due to good harvests.