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December 2019
 

02 December 2019

State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (right) addresses the audience at a job fair hosted by the HEART/Trust NTA in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) and the Rural Agricultural Authority (RADA), at Pawsey Park in Lionel Town, Clarendon on November 29. The job fair sought to target displaced sugar workers, their families, and community members from the Monymusk area and is a planned strategy by the Government to provide assistance to the displaced sugar workers.

Sugar workers transitioning to farming to benefit from 2,400 tonnes of fertilizers from Morocco

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 02 Dec 2019    communications   
Residents of Lionel Town and surrounding areas of Clarendon, who were previously employed to the closed Monymusk Sugar Factory and intend to pursue farming on acreages of former sugar lands, are to benefit from input materials such as seeds and fertilisers. The fertiliser is to be sourced from some 2,400 tonnes being provided by the Kingdom of Morocco to the Government’s Production Incentive Programme. State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, confirmed that 48 containers of fertilisers were received from the North African nation as a...


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Hon J.C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, presents the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation Ltd’s Best of St. Bess Golden Award to Allison and Oral Turner of Turner’s Innovations Ltd for innovation in agriculture at the Homecoming Awards Brunch in St. Elizabeth on December 1, 2019. The Turners created the first sorrel harvesting machine. Other awardees included the National Irrigation Commission, Rural Agricultural Development Authority and farmer Desmond Whitely. The St Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation, now in its 26th year, hosts Homecoming celebrations annually.

St Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation honours outstanding farmer and companies

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 02 Dec 2019    communications   
Agriculturalist Desmond Whitely emerged winner of the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation 2019 “Best of St Bess” Golden Award in the category of farming at the foundation’s Awards Brunch in St. Elizabeth on December 1. Mr. Whitely, who has been farming since he was 12 years old, is the leading supplier of vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli to buyers islandwide and was among four awardees recognised for service to the parish in the areas of extension services, irrigation services, agro-processing and innovation in agriculture. Other awardees were Turner Innovations Ltd, the National...


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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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