Ministry of Health (MoH) Zambia withdraws organizers permit to run the trade fair due to dramatically fluctuating COVID-19 cases in Zambia and neighboring regions.
AgriTech Expo Zambia organizers DLG Agriculture Limited along with the Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU) and the venue hosts Golden Valley Research Trust (GART) were informed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) Zambia on Friday 26 March 2021, that the permit to organize the trade fair has been withdrawn.
The official statement cited the dramatically fluctuating number of COVID-19 cases in Zambia and the surrounding region and that it was in the best interest of all participating stakeholders that the event was not organized at this time.
This has resulted in the organizers having to postpone the event scheduled to take place during the 15-17 April 2021 in Chisamba. The organizers have announced today that the trade fair will now take place from 07-09 April 2022.
Dr. Lars Huf Deputy Managing Director of DLG International GmbH and Project Lead of AgriTech Expo Zambia said: “This is very disappointing; however, this is a decision we have to accept and move forward. Our focus is now on AgriTech Expo Zambia 2022. We look forward to continuously developing and improving this excellent business platform for our exhibitors and our farming community both groups who are very eager to come back to the field and conduct their business activities.”
“Our team had developed a comprehensive hygiene, health and safety protocol based on international outdoor event standards ensuring that we deliver a safe platform for our stakeholders. However, as the situation with the Corona virus continues to remain unpredictable this decision from the MoH Zambia is something we have to abide with and we will take it in our stride and work diligently on AgriTech Expo Zambia 2022.
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About AgriTech Expo Zambia
AgriTech Expo Zambia is the business-to-business buying platform for agricultural professionals, from small-scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry.
The goal of the expo is establishing a marketplace for regional and international industry professionals, young agripreneurs and farmers of all scales, to come together in one location to conduct exclusive agribusiness transactions while being educated on the latest global industry trends to advance into the next generation of food production.
From live crop trials and machinery demonstrations to technical and practical workshops and business lounges for commercial players, AgriTech Expo presents the gateway to industry innovations with the leading outdoor exhibition in the region for the Agri-community.
AgriTech Expo is the only professional business led event servicing the needs of the entire Agri-value chain in Zambia and its neighboring countries.
About DLG Agriculture
DLG Agriculture is the Zambian subsidiary of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) and it offers international expertise in setting up trade fairs and providing project management and consultancy services. These activities are coordinated by staff at the DLG headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany and it’s thirteen subsidiaries, twelve of which are based abroad.
With decades of experience, a global network of experts and a keen instinct for spotting emerging trends and issues, DLG has pioneered the successful development and implementation of international trade fairs and specialist exhibitions in the fields of agricultural machinery, crop production, livestock farming and bioenergy.
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