Chinhoyi Agricultural Show resumes

By Regis Mhako

THE Mashonaland West Agricultural Show is back after a two year break following the COVID-19 outbreak.

The 2022 Mashonalnd Agricultural Show saw the province being commended for significantly contributing towards food security

In a speech read on his behalf by Mashonaland West  Minister of State for  Provincial Affairs and Devolution Honourable Mary Mliswa, ZANU PF second secretary Cde Kembo Mohadi further called for the adoption of climate proof farming methods such as Pfumvudza/Intwasa.

Our government is committed to providing full support through the National Enhanced Agricultural Productivity Scheme and Pfumvudza. Let us continue embracing the Pfumvudza programme paying particular attention to conservation agricultural principles,” he said.

Show Society Chairperson, Mr Godfrey Mavhankeni, urged corporates to help improve infrastructure at the show grounds.

We call upon the private sector including banks to construct buildings that suit designs of their choice with a view to making the exhibition park more aesthetic like the one in Harare and the ZITF,” said Mavhankeni.

Charge D’Affaires for the Namibian Embassy; Ms Zemha Gawachas said her country is benefiting from the Province’s agricultural shows.

We have bilateral relations with Zimbabwe and my country is benefiting a lot from the agricultural shows and is learning a lot from Zimbabwe’s farming model,” she noted.

Like in many other provinces, Mashonaland West last held its premier agriculture show in 2019 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.