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October 2019

16 October 2019

Chairman, Technological Solutions Limited, Dr. André Gordon (centre), discusses contents of the Food Safety and Quality Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 1: Export Challenges and Implementation Strategies book to the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), and President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards, at the World Standards Day (WSD) Reception, hosted by Technological Solutions Limited at the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, New Kingston on Monday, October 14, 2019. The reception was held in recognition of WSD, celebrated on October 14 each year. TSL provides solution-oriented technical assistance to various players in the small and medium-sized enterprises, private sector and support institutions in Jamaica, other Caribbean countries, Canada, Southern Africa, the United Kingdom and the European Union

Jamaica commemorates World Standards Day

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 16 Oct 2019    communications   
On Monday, October 14, Jamaica joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Standards Day 2019 under the theme ‘Video Standards Create a Global Stage’. Each year on 14 October, members of the International Electrotechnical Commission, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunication Union celebrate World Standards Day, paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards and, to raise awareness among regulators,...

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Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Roy McNeil (left), presents a certificate of completion to farmer Clevelan Mitchell, at the closing out ceremony of a pilot project under the Japan Caribbean Climate Change (JCCP) Project in Cascade, St. Ann on October 15.

50 farmers receive tanks, training and irrigation system under climate change adaptation and mitigation project

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 16 Oct 2019    communications   
A total of 50 farmers from the community of Cascade in St. Ann have benefitted from the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (JCCCP) Project, which seeks to enhance their capabilities in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Under the JCCP project, the Cascade farmers received 1000-gallon tanks, a multipurpose shed that facilitated the harvesting of water in the tanks, and a drip irrigation system to irrigate their crops. Additionally, they were involved in an extensive training programme that included workshop sessions, farmer field schools and field tours to other successful farms...

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Dr. Crispim Moreira plants lychee tree on World Food Day

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 16 Oct 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (third left), looks on as Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Representative to Jamaica, Dr. Crispim Moreira (right), plants a lychee tree at the Christiana High School in Manchester on October 11, at the World Food Day National Ceremony and Exhibition. From left are Chairman of the school’s Board, Dr. Hansel Gillman, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President, Lenworth Fulton, Custos Rotulorum for the parish of Manchester, Garfield Green, and Councillor of the Mandeville Division, Jones Oliphant.

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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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