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October 2019
 
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10 October 2019

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), addresses a media briefing at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices on October 9. The press briefing was called to update the nation on the potential threat of the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) disease which affects bananas and the Frosty Pod Rot Disease of Cocoa. Jamaica is on high alert to prevent the entry of the TR4 disease into the local banana and plantain industry and is strengthening initiatives to manage the Frosty Pod Rot of Cocoa. Others from left are Chief Plant Quarantine/ Produce Inspector, Sanniel Wilson, Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Roy McNeil and Permanent Secretary, Dermon Spence.

Agriculture Ministry moves to implement measures to address the potential threat of Tropical Race 4

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 10 Oct 2019    communications   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is moving apace to implement measures to address the potential threat of the Tropical Race (TR) 4 disease, which affects bananas and plantains. Though the disease is not present in Jamaica, the Ministry, through the Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspection Branch and The Banana Board, remains vigilant and is taking proactive steps to prevent it from entering the island. At a press conference at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens’ office on October 9, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, emphasised that the disease will have devastating...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), greets cocoa farmer Calvin May following a media briefing at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices on October 9. The press briefing was called to update the nation on the potential threat of the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) disease which affects bananas and the Frosty Pod Rot Disease of Cocoa. Jamaica is on high alert to prevent the entry of the TR4 disease into the local banana and plantain industry and is strengthening initiatives to manage the Frosty Pod Rot of Cocoa. At centre is Hugh Briscoe.

Activities under the Frosty Pod Rot management project resume

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 10 Oct 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw has ordered the full resumption of the activities under the Frosty Pod Rot management project. The Minister made the announcement at a press conference at his Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices on October 9. He said the decision to resume the project was made after it was identified that there was an 87 per cent increase in the production yield of cocoa with a further projected increase of 50 per cent for the fall crop in the areas where the management project took place. “I am assuring the country that Jamaica is on the...


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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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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