The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has officially handed a tractor to the overall winner of the agri-produce at the Harare Agricultural Show.

The tractor was handed over to Mrs Irene Musakwa of Mrewa who is the overall winner of the agri-produce category.

Director in Mashonaland East Minister of State’s office Mr Muchemwa Mugwisi noted agriculture is the backborne of the country’s economy.

ZAS board chairman Mr Irvine Craig and chief executive officer Mr Anxious Masuka said farmers should be encouraged to be part of the agricultural show exhibition where they can showcase their products and learn from the success stories of others.

Mrs Musakwa is an award winning farmer in maize and tobacco and has dominated the Mashonaland East Agricultural Show Society prizes over the years.

The event was held under the theme, “Seed to Food, Innovate, Consolidate, Sustain”.