Agricultural Show preparations at advanced stage

By Stanley James, Business Editor

PREPARATIONS for the 2022 Zimbabwe Agricultural Show are at an advanced stage, with more than 50 000 square metres of space out of 60 000 square metres having been taken up by exhibitors.

After two years of limited business activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show is back on a full scale and a visit to the exhibition park by the ZBC News this Monday revealed that preparations are on track.

“There is hope and optimism that the good old days will be bouncing back. Remember, the past two years have not been well, but due to efforts being put in place to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is absolutely interest by more exhibitors ahead of the show by end of this month,” said Dr Andrew Matibiri, Zimbabwe Agricultural Society chief executive officer.

Apart from the agro-based exhibitions, business and mining sectors are also expected to benefit from this year’s agricultural show.

“It is quite encouraging to note that an agro business conference has been confirmed, so indeed, for the mining industry, there is also a mining breakfast meeting that seeks to bring together all players in the mining sector on different issues,” said Miriyoni Tawonga, Zimbabwe Agricultural Society spokesman.

The Zimbabwe Agricultural Show will be held from the August 29 to September 3 this year under the theme, ‘Unequal Business Opportunities, Accessing, Accounting and Abundance’.