Commercial and exhibitor space uptake for this year’s Harare Agricultural Show has jumped by over 20 percent and 50 percent respectively, compared to the same period last year signifying enhanced confidence by both domestic and foreign firms.

The Zimbabwe Agricultural Show which has been a critical platform to promote agricultural growth in the country is expecting participation from regional countries such as South Africa, Malawi, and Botswana among others.

There has also been huge interest to take part in the show from foreign markets including Singapore and Indonesia.

Authorities at the show society confirmed that they have increased their exhibition space   by 3000m2 to the 67 891m2 occupied by exhibitors last year.

The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society Chief Executive Officer Dr Anxious Masuka hinted to an inaugural energy conference that will tackle the opportunities and challenges in the industry to align the sector with the expected jump in industrial performance given the  huge foreign investment appetite so far directed towards the country.