The Government of Jamaica is committed to strengthening the policy environment for MSMEs. The MSME Division was established in 2016 within the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, with the mandate to facilitate the development of a policy environment, through research, promotion and outreach, advocacy, effective planning, effective monitoring and broad based collaboration through strategic partnerships.
The main objectives of the MSME Division are to:
To increase service delivery by the Ministry to the MSME sector
To increase collaboration among public and private sector on MSME related projects, programmes and Initiatives
To improve the financing framework for MSMEs and institutions offering financing to MSMEs
To improve the framework for business development support and capacity building for MSMEs
To foster the development of a Social Enterprise Business Model in Jamaica
To promote and foster and promote entrepreneurship and enterprise development in Jamaica
To improve the linkages framework for MSME participation in the domestic and international markets
To foster the increase availability and access of data on the MSME Sector
Ensure alignment of policy imperatives, and bring attention to addressing cross cutting issues in the sector such as youth, gender, disability, climate change and the environment and public education
The long term target is for a vibrant and sustainable MSME sector, characterized by a model inclusive growth, whilst making a growing and positive contribution to employment, social stability and the general economy.
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.
We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.
4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116
Fax: (876) 960-7422
Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731