The 2015 Harare Agricultural Show (ZAS), the leading agri-business and consumer exhibition in Zimbabwe, successfully kicked off in the capital city on Monday
Established in 1895, and operating from the Exhibition Park, ZAS is arguably the oldest and largest society of its kind in Zimbabwe.
With an estimated 800 000 visits to the Exhibition Park expected this year, the ZAS has established a solid record as a preferred facilitator and promoter of national agricultural development in Zimbabwe.
When Talking Harare visited the premier show on Tuesday morning, thousands of people were already inside the premises whilst exhibitors were busy attending to visitors.
“We are having a good number of visitors at our stand who want to inquire about community development work we have been doing in Kuwadzana Extension where family counseling and therapy sessions to those who cannot afford to pay for these is provided,” said Gertrude Mapara of Kuwadzana–based Succeed Integrated People’s Agency.
Miracle Missions leader Sharon Hook thanked people who have been attending to her organisation’s stand and explained the importance of social miracles to ordinary people. “A lot of people have been seeking spiritual assistance but they are not doing the same in looking for social miracles which are more important and vital to the development of the human being. People need to have social skills that help them face economic and social challenges they face on a daily basis,” explained Hook adding this year’s show was promising to bring more visitors.
Other exhibitors have said the agricultural show is a platform of showcasing their products and boost their business and services.
The theme for this year is 'Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Managing Climate Change.
Meanwhile, there is an entertainment galore at the show as artists like Jah Prayzah, Aleck Macheso, Winky D, Fungisai Zvakavapano – Mashavave, Leonard Zhakata and Judgement Yard will be performing live.