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January 2020

27 January 2020

Interim Chief Executive Officer of the National Fisheries Authority, Courtney Cole, addresses the opening ceremony of the Portland-based College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Founders’ Weekend on January 24. The three-day Founders’ Weekend provides an opportunity for past students to share information on critical topics related to agriculture with the current student body.

Environment being created to facilitate local agribusiness

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 27 Jan 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw says an enabling environment is being created to facilitate the development of agribusiness in Jamaica. He noted that this is being made possible through the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) with the establishment of the National Agribusiness Council. “This aligns with the five-year National Agribusiness Strategy. The plan is to transform Jamaica from a legacy of plantation-based economy to a modern agribusiness economy fit for the 21st century,” he said. Mr. Shaw’s remarks were delivered on his behalf by Interim...

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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), responds to a question and answer session at the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s 15th Regional Investments & Capital Markets Conference, at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston on Wednesday, January 22, 2019. At left is President and Chief Executive Officer of Timeless Herbal Care, Courtney Betty.

Canadian medical cannabis company to cross-list on Jamaica Stock Exchange

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 27 Jan 2020    communications   
Canadian medical cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) company, Tree of Knowledge International (TOKI) is expected to be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in short order. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw informed that the “trailblazing” company is now in its final stages of cross-listing from the Canadian Stock Exchange to the JSE, which was labelled the world’s best-performing stock market. “This is exciting. It opens up a world of opportunities for the Jamaican Diaspora to now invest in our health and wellness in Jamaica. Tree of Knowledge has...

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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

Minister Green encourages youth involvement in agricultural sector

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 27 Jan 2020    communications   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd Green, has commended organisers of the upcoming Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show for its plans to include a Youth Expo in the show, stating that it was a good move that will serve to further encourage young people to be a part of the agricultural sector. While noting the inclusion of Youth Expo, which will showcase the work of young farmers in the sector, Minister Green implored parents to stop discouraging children from being a part of the industry as their involvement could be beneficial. “We...

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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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