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February 2020
 

11 February 2020

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw (right) along with chairman of the board, Caribbean Cement Company, Parris Lyew-Ayee (left) cut the ribbon commissioning the new palletizer machine at the Caribbean Cement Rockfort facilities on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Minister Shaw welcomes the commissioning of Caribbean Cement Company’s new palletizer machine

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 11 Feb 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon Audley Shaw has welcomed the commissioning of Caribbean Cement Company Limited’s new palletizer machine which has been installed at the company’s packaging plant, Rockfort, with a second machine to be subsequently commissioned soon. The palletizer, which was officially commissioned into service on Monday (February 10), will now be able to turn out 55 thousand bags of cement per day instead of the previous average of 35 thousand bags, an increase of 57%. The new machine, which is a significant milestone in the modernization and...


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Minister Audley Shaw at the inauguration of a new palletizer machine at the Caribbean Cement Company

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 11 Feb 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw (centre) shares a light moment with General Manager, Caribbean Cement Company Limited, Yoga Castro (left) and Archbishop of Kingston, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston, Most Rev. Kenneth D. Richards (right), at the inauguration of a new palletizer machine at the Caribbean Cement Rockfort facilities on Monday, February 10, 2020. The new machine which is a significant milestone in the modernization and transformation of the plant will allow the company to meet growing consumer demand with a prompt response to its clients’...


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Hon J.C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, points to castor beans under cultivation at the Holland Agro-Economic Zone in St. Elizabeth during a tour by Dr Crispim Moreira (left), Food and Agriculture Organization Representative in Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, on February 7, 2020. At centre is Peter Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Agricultural Development Authority. The 2,400- acre property, former sugar cane lands, has been leased by Holland Producers Ltd. Currently, 65 small farmers are engaged in the cultivation of a variety of crops including papaya, melon, sweet pepper, cantaloupe, sorrel, and sweet potato.

Production under way at Holland Agro-Economic Zone

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 11 Feb 2020    communications   
Some 65 small farmers are currently engaged in the cultivation of a variety of crops including papaya, melon, sweet pepper, cantaloupe, sorrel, and sweet potato, on approximately 850 acres of land at Holland in St. Elizabeth where Jamaica’s first agro-economic zone is being established. The 2,400-acre property will comprise farms as well as grading, packaging and processing facilities, where farmers can sell their produce. Speaking during a tour of the property on February 7, Hon. J. C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries,...


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Hon J.C. Hutchinson and FAO Representative Dr Crispim Moreira taste cantaloupe cultivated on the Holland Agro-Economic Zone

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 11 Feb 2020    communications   
Hon J.C. Hutchinson (2nd left), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Dr Crispim Moreira (right), Food and Agriculture Organization Representative in Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, taste cantaloupe cultivated on the Holland Agro-Economic Zone in St. Elizabeth on February 7, 2020. At left is Nathan Samuels, Parish Agricultural Manager of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority. The 2,400-acre property, former sugar cane lands, has been leased by Holland Producers Limited Currently, 65 small farmers are engaged in the cultivation...


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Hon J.C. Hutchinson discusses production of broccoli under cultivation at the Holland Agro-Economic Zone in St. Elizabeth

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 11 Feb 2020    communications   
Hon J.C. Hutchinson (2nd left), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, discusses production of broccoli under cultivation at the Holland Agro-Economic Zone in St. Elizabeth on February 7, 2020 with (from left) farmer Steve Neish, Dr Crispim Moreira, Food and Agriculture Organization Representative in Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, and Peter Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Agricultural Development Authority. The 2,400-acre property, former sugar cane lands, has been leased by Holland Producers Limited. Currently, 65 small farmers...


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Hon. Audley Shaw tours Dencon Foods Jamaica Limited in Spring Plain Clarendon

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 11 Feb 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (second right), listens attentively as Special Crop Coordinator in the Ministry, Locksley Waite (left) explains the process of planting Irish potato during a tour of Dencon Foods Jamaica Limited in Spring Plain, Clarendon on February 7. Others from second left are Vice President of Farming Operations at Dencon Foods Jamaica Limited, Nicholas Duke, Principal Director of Field Services at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Winston Simpson and Director of Dencon Foods Jamaica Limited, Sophia Campbell...


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Minister Shaw observes the growth of onion of a farm in Spring Plain Clarendon

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 11 Feb 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), observes the growth of onion being shown to him by Vice President of Farming Operations, at Dencon Foods Jamaica Limited, Nicholas Duke during a tour of the farm in Spring Plain, Clarendon on February 7. Minister Shaw was invited by the proprietors of the farm to view production of selected crops such as onion, peanuts and Irish potatoes.


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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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