The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has scheduled the 111th edition of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show from September 27 to October 1 2021 in order to allow companies to showcase their innovations despite challenges brought about by Covid-19.
The show which is traditionally held in August will be held under the theme “Synergies for Growth – Cooperate, Collaborate, Compliment” for increased “Production, Productivity and Profitability” with a sub-theme, “Celebrating Unprecedented Growth.”
The event shall give the visiting public a chance to get free COVID-19 vaccination and testing while exhibitors will be asked to get vaccinated or produce a COVID-19 test certificate. ZAS chief executive officer, Dr Andrew Matibiri told journalists:
In line with the prevailing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, all exhibitors to the show will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or else they will be required to produce a COVID-19 test certificate, with test done no later than 48 hours before the start of the show indicating that they are free of the virus.
There will be booths outside the park where visitors will get a free COVID-19 test while inside the park there will also be booths where vaccination against COVID-19 will be available for free.
The official opening of the Show will be held on Thursday 30th of September although it is yet to be announced who will be the guest of honour.
Dr Matibiri added that drone surveillance will also be deployed to monitor and manage crowds to ensure strict adherence to Ministry of Health and World Health Organization anti-covid-19 guidelines.
He said this year’s Agricultural Show comes at the backdrop of a productive 2021 agricultural season which has seen the country registering record harvest in several crop yields.
The Annual National Agri-business Conference will take place on Wednesday 29 September 2021. The show will also be available on a virtual platform.
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