Government of Jamaica

The MSME is

A catalyst for community development

…through social development and social stability.

Communities are faced with several social challenges driven by a general deterioration in the country’s social capital. However, communities can be positively impacted by the emergence of the social enterprise business model. Social enterprises are agents for development and can play an important role in maintaining community infrastructure and providing services for the community while solving social issues. A focus to support the work of social enterprises and to promote social value creation will contribute to increased employment and inclusion among the most marginalized members of society (rural women, youth and persons with disabilities), resulting in sustainable income.

What is a Social Enterprise?

A social enterprise is a business driven by a social mission. The mission is defined as ‘purpose’ rather than profit driven. Profits are primarily reinvested in the social mission.

The Social Economy and social enterprises are supported by the Ministry through the MSME Division and the MSME & Entrepreneurship Policy in chapter 9, “Social Value Creation.

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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