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October 2019
 

15 October 2019

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (second right) hands over a water pump to Christiana High School Principal, Leecent Wallace (fourth left) at the World Food Day National Ceremony and Exhibition at the Manchester-based school on October 11. The water pump will assist the school to irrigate its orchard crops.Others from left are Kadisha Barnett, Vice Principal Erica Farquharson, Adrelle Clarke, and Chairman of the school’s Board, Dr. Hansel Gillman.

Shaw encourages Jamaicans to plant fruit trees yearly

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 15 Oct 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, is urging Jamaicans to plant a fruit tree per year to commemorate an anniversary or birthday. “The planting of the fruit trees shows that you care about the environment, you care about food security for the poor,” he said. The Minister was delivering an address at the World Food Day National Ceremony and Exhibition, at the Christiana High School in Manchester last Friday (October 11). Mr. Shaw called upon teachers, students and employees to ensure the trees are planted. Mr. Shaw noted that this action is part of the...


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AT WORK: The national task force on the Tropical Race 4 disease, which poses a potential threat to the banana and plantain industry, is chaired by the General Manager of The Banana Board, Mrs Janet Conie (top right), and co-chaired by the Chief Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspector, Miss Sanniel Wilson (top left), and includes stakeholder representatives from 21 relevant ministries, departments, agencies and farms. The task force is charged with monitoring the implementation of measures to prevent the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. cubense from entering the shores of Jamaica as well as to identify control measures, should the fungus actually get here.

Protecting Jamaican Bananas… Task force meets on Tropical Race 4 Disease

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 15 Oct 2019    communications   
As Jamaica moves to implement measures to address the potential threat of the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) disease, which affects bananas, plantains and Heliconia, the national task force, assigned by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries held its first official meeting at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices. Chaired by the General Manager of The Banana Board, Mrs Janet Conie, and co-chaired by the Chief Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspector, Miss Sanniel Wilson, the task force includes stakeholder representatives from 21 relevant ministries, departments, agencies and farms...


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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 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm