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November 2019
 
  • Persons Must Consult Doctor Before Starting New Diet Regimes – CAC https://t.co/etN0uM5z7E Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago
  • Additional $250 million for work on irrigation systems in St Catherine, Clarendon https://t.co/Gaklo7NyX6 Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago
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04 November 2019

Hon J.C. Hutchinson (centre), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, plants red peas along with (from left) Melody Garwood, Coordinator of the Top Burnt Ground Women Farmers Group, Damion Young, Chief Executive Officer, Home Grown Produce, Winsome Witter, President, May Pen Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Peter Thompson, CEO, Rural Agricultural Development Authority. The occasion was the launch of Home Grown Produce’s red peas project at Spalding, Clarendon, on November 1, 2019.

Hutchinson urges farmers to plant more red peas

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 04 Nov 2019    communications   
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, is urging farmers to plant more red peas. While noting the drastic reduction in production since 1999, where production moved from 1,669 tonnes to 506 tonnes in 2008, Minister Hutchinson pointed out that import of red peas had increased by 395 tonnes in 2018, moving from 7,427 tonnes in 2017 to 7,642 in 2018. “This importation is unsustainable. Much of that imported red peas could be grown in Jamaica, but we have to remain consistent in our production,” said Minister Hutchinson,...


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Minister J.C. Hutchinson discusses red peas grown locally

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 04 Nov 2019    communications   
Hon J.C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Damion Young, CEO, Home Grown Produce, discuss red peas grown locally at the launch of Home Grown Produce’s red peas project on November 1, 2019 in Spalding, Clarendon. The project is aimed at increasing the production of red peas in Jamaica.


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Signing of contract for production of red peas

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 04 Nov 2019    communications   
From right, Alfred Tenn, farmer, Damion Young, CEO, Home Grown Produce, and Mellody Garwood, Coordinator, Top Burnt Ground Women Farmers Group, sign contract for production of red peas at the launch of the Home Grown Produce Red Peas Project on November 1, 2019 in Spalding, Clarendon. The project is aimed at increasing the production of red peas in Jamaica. Witnessing the proceedings are (from left) Alexi Reid, Chief Agronomist, and Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio, both at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.


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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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  • Persons Must Consult Doctor Before Starting New Diet Regimes – CAC https://t.co/etN0uM5z7E Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago
  • Additional $250 million for work on irrigation systems in St Catherine, Clarendon https://t.co/Gaklo7NyX6 Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago
  • Gov’t assisting transition of traditional ganja growers to legal industry https://t.co/igCrfFET4X Posted: 1 day 4 hours ago

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Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
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Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm