The Herald |  3 months ago | local
The 112th Zimbabwe Agricultural Show starts today at the Exhibition Park, with business conferences and entertainment events lined up for the annual opportunity for farmers to compete and showcase.
This year’s show, which is running from today until Saturday, will be running in the normal format for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, although masks must be worn indoors.
Running under the theme "Unequalled Business Opportunities, Accessibility, Accountability, and Abundance," the show offers unique business and networking opportunities through exhibitions and conferences.
Dr Andrew Matibiri, chief executive of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society, said 410 exhibitors had booked to participate in the annual event by last Thursday.
"With the relaxation of COVID-19 protocols, the Farmers Festival is back in full force with top artistes lined up to perform on Friday and Saturday at the Glamis Arena," he said.
"The public is still required to wear face masks in enclosed spaces to maintain a safe social distance." All halls and gate entrances will have sanitizers for regular hand disinfection. " Today, there will be a dinner discussion hosted by the African Renaissance Sustainable Development.
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority employees offload a lion trophy at the Harare Exhibition Park ahead of the Zimbabwe Agriculture Show 2022, which starts today.
The annual national agribusiness meeting will be held on Wednesday, and the mining and agriculture breakfast interface on Thursday.
Improved gatekeeping and ticketing have been implemented to ensure the exhibitors' and visitors' convenience, which includes allocating the parking spaces.
"It is very unfortunate that many could not attend the show last year because of COVID-19, but now that the show is back for everyone, I am excited to be part of it this year," said Michael Mashaya.
Harare resident Ms. Adrian Moyo said she will be visiting the exhibitions, which she believes will help with her agricultural studies. Farai Nhanga said the show was a great opportunity for everyone to learn different things from different exhibitions, and he advised people to attend in large numbers.