Business confident about potential deals as ZAS opens

Oliver KazungaSenior Business Reporter

THE 112th edition of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (ZAS) started in Harare in earnest yesterday with exhibitors upbeat to clinch deals at the end of the five-day event that ends on Saturday.

ZAS is being held under the theme, Unequalled Business Opportunities: Accessibility, Accountability and Abundance.

About 600 exhibitors are showcasing at this years edition, which is being held for the first time in two years under a normal environment after the restrictions induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The exhibitors include agricultural implements suppliers, input producers, insurance firms, engineering and mining companies among others.

The Zimbabwe Commercial Rabbit Breeders Association (ZICORBA) president Regies Nyamakanga whose organisation was formed in July 2020 and is exhibiting at the show for the first time said their main objective of exhibiting at the show was to share experiences about rabbit production, processing and marketing.

The rabbit breeders association is showcasing a number of rabbit breeds that include New Zealand White, New Zealand Red, New Zealand Black, Cinnamon, Californian, Flemish Giant, Chinchilla Giganta, Angora, American Sable, and Magenta.

Our main objective is to showcase the different aspects of rabbit farming and to encourage the majority of Zimbabweans, especially women and youth, to partake in cuniculture production to shore-up their livelihoods and income.

“Rabbit production is one of the fastest growing livesto....

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