Government of Jamaica

  • Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Floyd Green (right), listens attentively to Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Everton Parkes (left), at a meeting of the JDDB held at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on September 24. At centre is Project Coordinator in the Projects Unit of the Board, Devon Paul Sayers.

    Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Floyd Green (right), listens attentively to Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Everton Parkes (left), at a meeting of the JDDB held at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on September 24. At centre is Project Coordinator in the Projects Unit of the Board, Devon Paul Sayers.

    Agriculture Ministry targets schools for increased milk production
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB...
  • Director of Project Management and Coordination in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leitha Geddes.

    Director of Project Management and Coordination in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leitha Geddes.

    Agriculture Ministry partners with JSIF to increase crop production
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is partnering with the Jamaica Social Invest Fund...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), speaking at a virtual meeting
    with Heads of Agencies at the Ministry's New Kingston offices on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. At fourth right is Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn. Others from left are Chief Technical Director, Michelle Parkins; Permanent Secretary Dermon Spence; Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington; Trade Specialist, Trade Division, Daenia Ashpole; and Director, Commerce Division, Krishna Badaloo​. The meeting was held to discuss objectives and the way forward for the Ministry and its Agencies. The Agencies highlighted and gave an overview of their subject areas. ​

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), speaking at a virtual meeting
    with Heads of Agencies at the Ministry's New Kingston offices on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. At fourth right is Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn. Others from left are Chief Technical Director, Michelle Parkins; Permanent Secretary Dermon Spence; Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington; Trade Specialist, Trade Division, Daenia Ashpole; and Director, Commerce Division, Krishna Badaloo​. The meeting was held to discuss objectives and the way forward for the Ministry and its Agencies. The Agencies highlighted and gave an overview of their subject areas. ​

    Industry Minister charges agencies to think out of the box
    Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has charged agencies under the...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Audley Shaw (3rd right), presents Managing Director, National Export Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank), Lisa Bell, with the ISO 9001:2015 certificate at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Others from left are ISO Standards Ambassador, MIIC, Reginald Budhan; Permanent Secretary, Dermon Spence; State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn; and Chief Technical Director, MIIC, Michelle Parkins.

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Audley Shaw (3rd right), presents Managing Director, National Export Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank), Lisa Bell, with the ISO 9001:2015 certificate at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Others from left are ISO Standards Ambassador, MIIC, Reginald Budhan; Permanent Secretary, Dermon Spence; State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn; and Chief Technical Director, MIIC, Michelle Parkins.

    Minister Shaw lauds EXIM Bank on achieving ISO: 9001 certification
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon Audley Shaw, has lauded the National...
  • Hon Floyd Green (left), Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Peter Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Authority (RADA), at a meeting with senior directors of RADA at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens Office in St. Andrew on September 22, 2020.

    Hon Floyd Green (left), Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Peter Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Authority (RADA), at a meeting with senior directors of RADA at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens Office in St. Andrew on September 22, 2020.

    Green directs RADA to provide data-driven, technology based information to farmers
    Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd Green, is urging the Rural Agricultural...
  • Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Floyd Green (right), listens attentively to Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Everton Parkes (left), at a meeting of the JDDB held at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on September 24. At centre is Project Coordinator in the Projects Unit of the Board, Devon Paul Sayers.

    Agriculture Ministry targets schools for increased milk production
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB...
  • Director of Project Management and Coordination in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leitha Geddes.

    Agriculture Ministry partners with JSIF to increase crop production
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is partnering with the Jamaica Social Invest Fund...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), speaking at a virtual meeting
    with Heads of Agencies at the Ministry's New Kingston offices on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. At fourth right is Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn. Others from left are Chief Technical Director, Michelle Parkins; Permanent Secretary Dermon Spence; Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington; Trade Specialist, Trade Division, Daenia Ashpole; and Director, Commerce Division, Krishna Badaloo​. The meeting was held to discuss objectives and the way forward for the Ministry and its Agencies. The Agencies highlighted and gave an overview of their subject areas. ​

    Industry Minister charges agencies to think out of the box
    Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has charged agencies under the...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Audley Shaw (3rd right), presents Managing Director, National Export Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank), Lisa Bell, with the ISO 9001:2015 certificate at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Others from left are ISO Standards Ambassador, MIIC, Reginald Budhan; Permanent Secretary, Dermon Spence; State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn; and Chief Technical Director, MIIC, Michelle Parkins.

    Minister Shaw lauds EXIM Bank on achieving ISO: 9001 certification
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon Audley Shaw, has lauded the National...
  • Hon Floyd Green (left), Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Peter Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Authority (RADA), at a meeting with senior directors of RADA at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens Office in St. Andrew on September 22, 2020.

    Green directs RADA to provide data-driven, technology based information to farmers
    Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd Green, is urging the Rural Agricultural...

Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Hon. Floyd Green, MP


Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries


Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, MP


State Minister, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Dermon Luke Spence, JP


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island.

Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island. Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, said the amnesty bins allow travellers to voluntarily discard any plant, plant products or animal products that are not permitted to enter the island. “...

Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham.

Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
The Plant Quarantine and Inspection Branch in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reminding all travellers that a permit is required to import plants and plant products into Jamaica. Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, told JIS News that abiding by the permit system is necessary in order to ensure that Jamaica’s agricultural sector is protected from unwanted...

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, wants to see more young people involved in farming as a viable business, a stronger agricultural research and development framework, and an increase in the island’s agricultural export offerings. Providing much-needed assistance to fisherfolk and equipping them with the necessary tools and skills to improve their livelihood are also on the...

Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, ​speaking at a recently held JIS Think Tank.

Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, ​speaking at a recently held JIS Think Tank.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is engaging international stakeholders to address the banking difficulties that have been impacting Jamaica’s medical cannabis industry. Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, in making the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank recently, noted that the continued hesitance of banks to deal...

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
As the Government’s business development agency that assists with the creation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) offers technical and other services that move a client from one concept all the way up to the market. “So, persons who have an idea to start a business come to us, persons who are aspiring to grow their business to...

The new headquarters of the White River Fish Sanctuary, located on the Old White River Road, in St. Ann.

The new headquarters of the White River Fish Sanctuary, located on the Old White River Road, in St. Ann.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
Project Manager of the White River Fish Sanctuary, in St. Ann, Reanne McKenzie, says the entity has planted more than 2,700 pieces of coral over the past three years, to restore the reef and increase the fish population. Speaking to JIS News in a recent interview, Ms. McKenzie said the figure represents more than half the target of 5,000 pieces of coral to be planted in five years across the 150-hectare special...

Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island.

Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island. Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, said the amnesty bins allow travellers to voluntarily discard any plant, plant products or animal products that are not permitted to enter the island. “...

Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham.

Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
The Plant Quarantine and Inspection Branch in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reminding all travellers that a permit is required to import plants and plant products into Jamaica. Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, told JIS News that abiding by the permit system is necessary in order to ensure that Jamaica’s agricultural sector is protected from unwanted...

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, wants to see more young people involved in farming as a viable business, a stronger agricultural research and development framework, and an increase in the island’s agricultural export offerings. Providing much-needed assistance to fisherfolk and equipping them with the necessary tools and skills to improve their livelihood are also on the...

Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, ​speaking at a recently held JIS Think Tank.

Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, ​speaking at a recently held JIS Think Tank.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is engaging international stakeholders to address the banking difficulties that have been impacting Jamaica’s medical cannabis industry. Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, in making the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank recently, noted that the continued hesitance of banks to deal...

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
As the Government’s business development agency that assists with the creation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) offers technical and other services that move a client from one concept all the way up to the market. “So, persons who have an idea to start a business come to us, persons who are aspiring to grow their business to...

The new headquarters of the White River Fish Sanctuary, located on the Old White River Road, in St. Ann.

The new headquarters of the White River Fish Sanctuary, located on the Old White River Road, in St. Ann.

Published On: September 26th, 2020
Project Manager of the White River Fish Sanctuary, in St. Ann, Reanne McKenzie, says the entity has planted more than 2,700 pieces of coral over the past three years, to restore the reef and increase the fish population. Speaking to JIS News in a recent interview, Ms. McKenzie said the figure represents more than half the target of 5,000 pieces of coral to be planted in five years across the 150-hectare special...

The Ministry

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.

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Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

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Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
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