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September 2020
 

18 September 2020

100 farmers to benefit from $3.6-million project

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 18 Sep 2020    communications   
Some 100 farmers from five parishes across the island are to benefit from the distribution of 70,000 vegetable seedlings and fruit trees under the second phase of the Agri Resilience Response to COVID Project, valued at $3.6 million. The parishes are Kingston, St. Andrew, Clarendon, St. Ann and Portland. Under the project, which is being implemented by the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and funded by United Way of Jamaica, the farmers will receive hot pepper, sweet pepper, tomato, cucumber and carrot seedlings. Fruit trees being distributed will include lime, mango and avocado. The...


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Jamaica celebrates World Bamboo Day on September 18

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 18 Sep 2020    communications   
Jamaica, through the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), will join the rest of the world on September 18 in commemorating World Bamboo Day 2020. World Bamboo Day aims to increase awareness of bamboo throughout the world and is a day to celebrate the many and varied benefits that growing, processing and using bamboo bring to the millions of people involved with it. According to Director of the BSJ’s Special Projects Unit, INBAR Focal Point, Gladstone Rose, the World Bamboo Organization aims to bring the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure, protect natural resources and the...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw.

JSWIFT to Become Much Swifter

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 18 Sep 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Honourable Audley Shaw is assuring importers and exporters that the Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT), will shortly become more expeditious as the backlog of applications is now being eroded by the Trade Board Limited. The JSWIFT platform is a web-based solution available to traders that allows importers and exporters to apply for licences, permits, certificates and any other international trade-related documents through a single portal. The system serves as a means of improving connectivity thereby facilitating the exchange of...


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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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