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September 2019
 
  • The Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspection Branch of MICAF is advising members of the public that its phone lines… https://t.co/7kO63Ca3wx Posted: 12 hours 47 min ago
  • AgroBuzz - IICA Youth in Agri-business bio-economy awardee Ynoquie Wedderburn- December 11, 2019: Click link:… https://t.co/UYANwOG4zp Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago
  • Minister Audley Shaw participates in ground-breaking ceremony for the OGH Grow Jamaica Craft Medicinal Hemp Farm at… https://t.co/EHxIT9X2QS Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago

27 September 2019

Dr. Wayne Henry (right), Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, presents a copy of the Report on the Jamaica Survey of Establishments 2018 to the Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, at the AC Hotel in Kingston on September 25. At centre is Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service.

Shaw welcomes report on the Jamaica Survey of Establishments 2018

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw has welcomed the release of the 2018 Jamaica Survey of Establishments (JSE) Report, noting that the data obtained will assist in informing Government’s decisions relating to businesses. Speaking at the presentation of the report by the Planning Institute of Jamaica at the AC Hotel in Kingston on September 25, Minister Shaw noted that the vast majority of persons surveyed had not accessed loans targeted for their development, and encouraged the owners of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to embrace the...


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Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (second right), shares in a group photo opportunity at the 4th staging of the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on September 26. From left are Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship, Councillor Homer Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer and Company, T’Shura Gibbs, Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Delano Seiveright, and Founder of CanEx Jamaica, Douglas Gordon.

Harvard Institute to assist Jamaica to become globally competitive in cannabis industry

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, will meet with a team from the Harvard International Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis Institute (IPI) to discuss assistance to Jamaica on how to become globally competitive in the cannabis industry. The team is expected to arrive in the island from September 30 to October 2, and will conduct an “informational tour” of key facilities heavily involved in research related to cannabis and other medicinal plants. “Through this partnership with Harvard IPI and the involvement, of course, of our own local universities, the...


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Hutchinson leads delegation to CARICOM agriculture meetings

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will lead Jamaica's delegation to a series of CARICOM agriculture-related meetings being held in Belize City, Belize, from October 2 to 4, 2019. The scheduled meetings are: l. 81st Special Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) – Agriculture II. Ninth Special Meeting of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Ministerial Council III. Second Joint High level Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) & Central American Economic Integration System...


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Dr. Roy McNeil, Chief Technical Director, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), speaking at the 17th Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Pig Farmers Association (JPFA)in Mandeville on September 26, 2019. Left are Assistant Vice-President Hi-Pro, Jaime O’Gilvie, Lenworth Fulton, President, Jamaica Agricultural Society, Dr. Rayon Gregory of the Veterinary Services Division, MICAF and Annabel Williams, President, JPFA.

Agriculture ministry endorses Pig Production Early Warning System

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has endorsed the introduction of a Pig Production Early Warning System and the establishment of the Pork Association, describing them as viable strategies to be explored by stakeholders to strengthen and expand the pork industry. “The industry, like any other, has to be built on market-driven demand that takes into account local consumption, value-added supply to the tourism sector and to sustainable export markets,” said Dr. Roy McNeil, Chief Technical Director at MICAF, as he addressed stakeholders in the pig industry at...


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Presentation of the Report on the Jamaica Survey of Establishments 2018

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
From left, Hon Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries; Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service; Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wayne Henry; Carol Coy, Director General, STATIN; and Joanna Watkins of the World Bank pose with a copy of the Report on the Jamaica Survey of Establishments 2018 at the AC Hotel in Kingston on September 25, 2019.


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Ministers Shaw and Green along with Dr. Wayne Henry at the Presentation of the Report on the Jamaica Survey of Establishments 2018

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
From left, Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, and Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Wayne Henry, in dialogue at the Presentation of the Report on the Jamaica Survey of Establishments 2018, held at the AC Hotel in Kingston on September 25, 2019. At right is James Stewart, Senior Director, PIOJ.


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Minister Shaw at the 4th staging of the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (second left), in discussion with Chief Executive Officer of Abacus Health Product, INC, Perry Antelman (right), at the 4th staging of the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on September 26. Others from left are Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship, Councillor Homer Davis, and Michael Gordon of ClorDiSys Solutions.


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Minister Green views a variety of breadfruit products

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (left), views breadfruit products being shown to him by Author Andrea Whyte, at her book launch Breadfruit Recipes: Sweet and Savoury at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street, downtown Kingston, on Monday, September 23, 2019. Isle Bites Limited in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica hosted the launch. The aim of the book is to educate and motivate consumers, as well as elevate the use of breadfruit.


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Minister Floyd Green discusses breadfruit with Author Andrea Whyte

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 27 Sep 2019    communications   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (2nd left), discusses breadfruit drink with Author Andrea Whyte (2nd right); her son Dr. Norman Whyte (right); and Deputy Director, Institute of Jamaica, Nicole Patrick-Shaw, at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street, downtown Kingston, on Monday, September 23, 2019. Isle Bites Limited in collaboration with the Institute of Jamaica hosted a book launch of Breadfruit Recipes: Sweet and Savoury by Andrea Whyte. The aim of the book is to educate and motivate consumers, as well as elevate the use...


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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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  • The Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspection Branch of MICAF is advising members of the public that its phone lines… https://t.co/7kO63Ca3wx Posted: 12 hours 47 min ago
  • AgroBuzz - IICA Youth in Agri-business bio-economy awardee Ynoquie Wedderburn- December 11, 2019: Click link:… https://t.co/UYANwOG4zp Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago
  • Minister Audley Shaw participates in ground-breaking ceremony for the OGH Grow Jamaica Craft Medicinal Hemp Farm at… https://t.co/EHxIT9X2QS Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago

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
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm