Harnessing modern technologies to enhance crop output and opportunities presented under special economic zones will dominate discussions during the 2017 edition of the Victoria Falls Agricultural Show scheduled for the 20th to the 23rd of this month.

Chinotimba stadium is the venue for this year’s show with more than 60 exhibitors expected to participate at the annual fair aimed at providing a platform for agriculture stakeholders to showcase their products and services.

The agricultural show organisers are optimistic of a bigger and better exhibition after a strong performance by the agricultural sector which saw most communal farmers around Victoria Falls recording improved maize, sorghum and finger millet yields.

Show manager, Mr Tendai Moyo expressed confidence of a successful show, adding that high on the agenda is the need to consolidate gains made in the agricultural sector and harnessing modern technologies to improve yields. 

Mr Moyo added that the recovery of the domestic tourism industry and the special economic zone status accorded to the resort town provides immense opportunities for the communal farmers.

On the other hand, the upgraded Victoria Falls International Airport, which has seen an increase in air traffic, has also provided huge opportunities for farmers to export fresh horticulture produce and in the process support the country’s drive towards export-led economic resurgence.