The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society has revealed that with the relaxation of COVID 19 protocols, the Farmers Festival is back in full force at this year’s Zimbabwe Agricultural Show with top artists lined up to perform on Friday and Saturday at the Glamis Arena.
Addressing the media in the capital today, ZAS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrew Matibiri said this year there will be fire works on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
He also indicated that the brand parade which gives exposure to participating brands will be held next week on Monday.
“The brands parade will be showcased on Monday 29 August 2022. All exhibitors and sponsors are invited to participate in the brands parade march from 4th street to the business hub.
“Although the ZAS has prepared a normal show, all COVID 19 guidelines will strictly be adhered to during the show. All exhibitors and Show goers will be required to pay attention to government and WHO guidelines.
“The public is still required to wear face masks while in enclosed spaces and maintain social distance. All halls and gate entrances will have sanitizers for regular hand disinfection .
“All halls will be disinfected every day after show hours to ensure the safety of all.
“Drone surveillance will be used to monitor and manage the crowds to ensure strict adherence to the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization guidelines.
“The Red Cross Society have set up a vaccination centre during the 6 day Show for visitor’s convince, he said.
He added that to date they have received inquiries and confirmations from various countries .
“Space uptake to date is 53 346.06 square metres by 410 exhibitors indicating a strong rebound in business following the adverse impact of COVID 19 in the last two years.
“On Wednesday 31, we will have the Annual National Agribusiness Conference (ANC) under the theme Fostering Economic Growth through Agricultural Value Chains.
“Thursday 1 September 2022, there will be the Mining and Agriculture Breakfast interface.
“The interface brings together players and stakeholders in the mining and agriculture value chains to dialogue, network and deepen synergies between the two sectors,” he added.
This year’s show is running under the theme ” Unequalled Business Opportunities , Accessibility, Accountability and Abundance”.