The Department has the responsibility for administering the Co-operative Societies Act; the Friendly Societies Act; the Industrial and Provident Act; the Agricultural Loan Societies and Approved Organizations and their respective Regulations and is designated Charities Authority under the Charities Act 2013. Its objectives are to facilitate the establishment of Registered Charitable Organizations; Co-operative Societies; Societies registered under the Friendly Societies Act; Industrial and Provident Societies; Agricultural Loan Societies and Approved Organization and to supervise their operations.
The Department’s mandate under the Jurisdiction of the Acts and Regulations is focused primarily at ensuring the safety of these organization’s assets, the protection of Members' savings and investments and the protection of other stakeholders interests. Its functions include:-
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.
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
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Fridays: 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.