Vice President Kembo Mohadi says this year’s Zimbabwe Agricultural Show has set the tone for farmers and other exhibitors to embrace innovation, advanced technology and smart agriculture to deal with the adverse effects of climate change.

Vice President Kembo Mohadi this Friday afternoon joined hundreds of show goers who visited the rebranded Zimbabwe Agricultural Show. The Vice President took the opportunity to tour various stands, especially those showcasing agricultural products, including seedco, k2 and command agriculture stands, among others. Cde Mohadi also visited livestock stands where he was shown various cattle hybrids, goats, and sheep.

The meteorological services department became the convergence zone where President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Mohadi came together and were briefed on new state-of-the-art weather instruments being showcased at this year’s show.

Vice President Mohadi was impressed by the level of innovation, research and various hybrids being exhibited by local companies to mitigate against drought.

“I have observed a big difference from the previous shows, this time it’s more organised and the level of innovation demonstrates that our companies and farmers are moving with times, especially to deal with climate change,” said Vice President Mohadi.

The Vice President also appreciated the Harare City Council’s vision for a new city and encouraged the city fathers to ensure it becomes a reality.

“They have a good vision, what is needed is to fully implement it,” he said.

Vice President Mohadi assured livestock farmers that government is working around the clock to resuscitate the national herd so as to retain its European Union beef quarter to bring in the much needed foreign currency.