Preparations for the 35th edition of the Lowveld Agricultural Show to be held from the 23rd to the 25th of this month in Chiredzi are now at an advanced stage.

Speaking to the ZBC News, Chairperson of the show, Mr Wilbert Mpofu said they have recorded an increase in the number of exhibitors especially big companies from 23 recorded last year to 38.

He said the two-day event is also expected to benefit a lot of sugarcane farmers and the sugar industry as a whole, as they have roped in experts in sugar production including Great Zimbabwe University which recently introduced a degree programme in sugarcane technology.

“We are expecting this year’s edition to be a success given the interest shown by exhibitors. This is a platform for exhibitors involved in different forms of business to showcase their products and services to potential buyers as well as exchange latest technologies and new business strategies,” he said.

The Lowveld, which is in the south eastern part of the country, is known for sugar production, cotton farming and is also home to game farms and animal husbandry.

This year’s edition of the show is running under the theme: ‘Business on a New Trajectory in Support of the Economic Turnaround.’