By Tatenda Mujeyi
Zimbabwe Agricultural Show which is set to run from the 29th of August to the 3rd of September in Harare next week amidst expectation of success following COVID 19 induced operational challenges in the last year’s.
The show which will run under the theme, ‘Unequalled Business Opportunities, Accessibility, Accountability abundance is the country’s largest business exhibition and conference event.
The show will maintain its usual four sections, Agri-produce, Tobacco, Micro- Enterprise and commercial exhibitions with 53 346,06m² of exhibition space having been taken up by 410 exhibitors to date.
This year’s show will kick of it’s business interface schedule on Monday 29 August with a dinner hosted by the African Renaissance Sustainable Development before the Annual National Agribusiness Conference kicks off on Wednesday 31 August followed by the Mining and Agriculture Breakfast Interface on Thursday before capping up on Friday 02 September with the Zimbabwe-Botswana Business Forum.
An Entertainment Extravaganza has been scheduled for this year’s show with a brands parade walk scheduled for Monday from the 4th Street Business hub as the Farmers Festival comes back to life while the fireworks display scheduled for Wednesday 31, Friday 2 September and Saturday 3 September respectively.
“With the relaxation of COVID 19 protocols, the Farmers Festival is back in full force with top artists lined up to perform on Friday and Saturday at the Glamis Arena.” Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Chief Executive Officer Dr Andrew Matibiri said.
In line with the prevailing COVID 19 induced restrictions the show is expected to adopt stringent COVID 19 containment measures that will include drone surveillance to monitor crowd management.
Prices for the show have been priced at an average of US$5 and US$2 for adults and children respectively as the city grips on to the annual extravaganza which is a favorite for both adults and children.