The RCZ exhibited at the Harare Agricultural Show (HAS) held from 22-27 August 2016 under the Office of the President and Cabinet.  The theme for this year’s exhibition was “Climate resilience: The new Agricultural Frontier”.

HAS 2016 provided RCZ with a platform to market the 11th ZIRS scheduled for 16 and 17 February 2017 at the Elephant Hills in Victoria Falls. Stakeholders were invited to submit nominations for awards for research excellence.

Various awards are on offer at the 11th ZIRS, with the deadline for submission of nominations set for 30 September 2016. Of particular interest to stand visitors among these awards was the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Award which was given for the first time at the 10th ZIRS for outstanding research. The award is expected to be given out for the second time at the 11th ZIRS in 2017 to an individual or team for outstanding research.