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March 2019
 
  • CTD Dr. Roy McNeil, encourages children to eat more Jamaican produce, meats and vegetables at the 20t… https://t.co/lzF3UmjyWs Posted: 11 hours 44 min ago
  • Ja. Dairy Dev. Board treats patrons to samples of curried, barbecued, sweet & sour and beef in coconut sauce @ the… https://t.co/kaK7XLgaX5 Posted: 11 hours 53 min ago
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26 March 2019

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence (left), discusses onion harvesting with (from left) Hurshel Cyrus, CEO, Dencon Foods JA Ltd; Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Winston Simpson, Principal Director, Field Services, Rural Agricultural Development Authority, during a tour of onion fields at Dencon Foods JA Ltd Farm in Spring Plain, Clarendon, on March 21, 2019. Some 92 acres of onion are currently under cultivation by Dencon Foods JA Ltd Farm as well as construction of a post-harvesting and storage facility. Dencon Foods JA Ltd Farm is a subsidiary of World Net, a micro lending agency.

Agri ministry to lease 200 acres of land for new farm venture

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 26 Mar 2019    communications   
In keeping with Government’s drive to promote diversification and increased production in the agricultural sector, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, has committed an additional 200 acres of land for lease to Dencon Foods JA Ltd Farm, through the SCJ Holdings Ltd. Speaking at a function held at Dencon Foods in Spring Plain, Clarendon, on March 21, Minister Shaw had high praises for the newly established company for its venture into agricultural production, with 92 acres of land currently under onion cultivation and plans to expand production into other...


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Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon Audley Shaw (left), admires a strawberry plant along with Winston Simpson, Principal Director for Field Services at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), during a tour of the Newport-Fersan booth at the RADA Manchester Open Day , held at Books Park in Mandeville on March 22, 2019. At right is Senior Agronomist for Research and Development at Newport-Fersan, Denton Alvaranga.

Gov’t earmarks over $750m for farm roads repair

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 26 Mar 2019    communications   
Government, through the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, will be spending some $752 million in the 2019/20 fiscal year, under the National Farm Roads Project as part of the measures to boost market access through improved road infrastructure. So far for Manchester, 13 roads or approximately seven kilometres have been refurbished at a cost of $42 million. The National Farm Roads Project aims to provide improved direct market access for an estimated 11,506 farmers across the island. While commending the Manchester farmers for being the “highest in agricultural...


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Ministers Shaw and Green meet with His Excellency Juan José González Mijares

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 26 Mar 2019    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (left), along with Ambassador of Mexico to Jamaica, H.E. Juan José González Mijares (centre); and Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Minister Shaw and Ambassador Mijares discussed opportunities for cooperation between Jamaica and Mexico.


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Minister Shaw purchases lettuce from farmer Casandra Hinds

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 26 Mar 2019    communications   
Hon Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, purchases lettuce from Casandra Hinds, farmer from Spice Grove in Manchester, at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority Manchester Open Day on March 22, 2019. The agriculture minister commended the Manchester farmers for being the highest domestic food crops producers in 2018 and encouraged them to plant even more crops while assuring them of Government’s commitment to provide the appropriate framework for the marketing of their produce.


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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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  • CTD Dr. Roy McNeil, encourages children to eat more Jamaican produce, meats and vegetables at the 20t… https://t.co/lzF3UmjyWs Posted: 11 hours 44 min ago
  • Ja. Dairy Dev. Board treats patrons to samples of curried, barbecued, sweet & sour and beef in coconut sauce @ the… https://t.co/kaK7XLgaX5 Posted: 11 hours 53 min ago
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