About Us

The prestigious Agricultural and Commercial Show is organized by the Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia (ACSZ). It is the country premiere show held in the capital city Lusaka, Zambia, for six days. The first show was held in 1919 and has been held since then. It started in Mazabuka before moving to Kafue river banks and later to the Showgrounds where it is still operating till today.

From time immemorial, exhibiting institutions and individuals have been drawn from various countries in the region and from other continents with assistance from strategic partners such as the line ministries that include; Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock, Commerce Trade and Industry, Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Tourism and Arts. Others are stakeholders in area of economic development.


The above mentioned ministries provide a direct relationship with the government of the Republic of Zambia especially with the corporation from the Ministry of  Agriculture and Livestock and the Ministry of Commerce which has representation in all the 10 provinces of Zambia and all districts. In the recent past, the Society has embraced entrepreneurs by giving them a platform to display their merchandise
and maximize their businesses.


Over the years the Show has attracted a number of exhibitors both locally and internationally. For the past 3 to 4 years the Show has attracted over 1000 exhibitors mostly local. And countries that have shown interest in exhibiting at the Show has also increased to over 20 countries globally resulting to over 100 companies and individuals.


The Show provides a forum for cultural exchanges locally, regionally and internationally. These exchanges are done in areas such as; agriculture, agribusiness, trade information and commercial products respectively. The Show creates opportunities for enterprising individuals and companies to showcase emerging technology in the agriculture sector, product innovation and value addition to commercial commodities.


The Society whose patron is the seating Republican President, is formed by membership in different categories; to include Corporate membership, Family membership and Individual membership. Individuals and institutions are encouraged to join. The ACSZ is an affiliate of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) which is a confederation of over fifty leading national and regional Agricultural Show Societies, Agricultural Associations and Research Bodies working in twenty Commonwealth countries.


The Show has in the past been officiated by a number of foreign Republican Presidents from different countries especially from Africa. Among them are Presidents from South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, DR Congo, Kenya, Namibia and Malawi.

  • Agricultural sub-committee
  • Arena sub-committee
  • Catering sub-committee
  • Clubs, Halls, sports Complex
  • Commercial sub-committee
  • Development sub-committee
  • Finance sub-committee
  • Security, gates & Ticketing sub-committee
  • Horse Section sub-committee
  • Protocol & Member’s Liason sub-committee
  • Publicity sub-committee
  • Livestorck sub-committee
  • Human Resource sub-committee
  • Audit sub-committee
  • Show convener
  • Management Committee
  • Quality Commitment