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August 2020
 

21 August 2020

Innovation-Based Entrepreneurship Encouraged For World Entrepreneurship Day

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 21 Aug 2020    ICTAdmin   
In recognition of World Entrepreneurship Day 2020 to be celebrated on Friday, August 21, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), through its MSME Office, is encouraging entrepreneurs operating as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to pursue innovation-based entrepreneurship over necessity-based entrepreneurship. Necessity-based entrepreneurship refers to business activities initiated by entrepreneurs for their own survival and to satisfy their financial needs and they are generally not interested in innovating or expanding their operation. Innovation-...


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Jamaica to reap 3,000 tonnes of hot pepper under incentive programme

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 21 Aug 2020    communications   
Jamaica is expected to reap another 3,000 metric tonnes of hot peppers for the 2020/21 crop year under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries’ Production Incentive Programme (PIP). This was disclosed by Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Parish Agriculture Manager for St. Elizabeth, Nathan Samuels, who noted that approximately $60 million has been budgeted to increase production of hot peppers. “Hot peppers have remained one of Jamaica’s most promising non-traditional export crops. There are many varieties of hot peppers; however, the ones that are of...


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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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4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm

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