zas 16.08.10.jpgPreparations for this year’s edition of the Harare agriculture show which begins this Thursday have reached an advanced stage with exhibitors putting final touches to their stands.

 

This will be the 100th edition of the agriculture and will for the first time run for 10 days as compared to the usual 6.

 

700 exhibitors have already confirmed participation with 150 slated for the livestock section, 300 in the agriculture produce section and 200 exhibitors in the home industries section.
 
Zimbabwe Agriculture Society Public Relations Manager, Mrs Sibonginkosi Mtseiwa said demand for exhibition space is very high with some participants on the waiting list being allocated stands.

 

“We are expecting over 250 000 people to visit this year’s show.

 

“There are new exhibitors from about 5 countries,” said Mrs Mtseiwa.

 

The show which is running under the theme ‘100 years of exhibition excellence’ is expected to create a platform for businesses across various sectors to network and create partnerships.

 

Gate charges have been set at $1 for children under 12 and $2 dollars for adults, while the charge for days with fireworks displays will be $5 for adults while children still pay a dollar each.

 

The annual agriculture show falls at a time when farmers and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector are focusing on increasing crop and livestock production.