Government of Jamaica

  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda (centre), along with (l-r) General Manager, Argyle Street Management Limited, Liao Hui Heng; General Manager, Guangzhou Panyu Huanan Group Energy Sources Corporation Limited, Kuang Zhi Yuan; Deputy General Manager, China National Complete Plant Import and Export Group Corporation Limited & Chairman, China National Complete Plant International Sugar Industry Corporation Limited, Han Hong; Business Development Associate, Huazhong Group (Guangdong) Corporation Limited, Xie Zi Dan; Permanent Secretary, MICAF, Donovan Stanberry; and Chief Executive Officer, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, Madam Liu Chao Yu, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The visiting delegation met with Minister Samuda to provide an update on activities at the Monymusk and Frome Sugar factories and to discuss the way forward for the industry.

    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda (centre), along with (l-r) General Manager, Argyle Street Management Limited, Liao Hui Heng; General Manager, Guangzhou Panyu Huanan Group Energy Sources Corporation Limited, Kuang Zhi Yuan; Deputy General Manager, China National Complete Plant Import and Export Group Corporation Limited & Chairman, China National Complete Plant International Sugar Industry Corporation Limited, Han Hong; Business Development Associate, Huazhong Group (Guangdong) Corporation Limited, Xie Zi Dan; Permanent Secretary, MICAF, Donovan Stanberry; and Chief Executive Officer, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, Madam Liu Chao Yu, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The visiting delegation met with Minister Samuda to provide an update on activities at the Monymusk and Frome Sugar factories and to discuss the way forward for the industry.

    Govt. committed to Jamaica’s sugar industry- Samuda
    Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda has reiterated that...
  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda (left), converses with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, at the launch of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry’s New Kingston office on Tuesday (February 13).

    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda (left), converses with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, at the launch of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry’s New Kingston office on Tuesday (February 13).

    Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8
    Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO)...
  • Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, (3rd left) in discussion with Hon. Karl Samuda (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The conference is scheduled to be held from March 5-8, 2018 in Montego Bay, St. James. Others (from left) are Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry; and Director General Vivian Brown, MICAF.

    Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, (3rd left) in discussion with Hon. Karl Samuda (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The conference is scheduled to be held from March 5-8, 2018 in Montego Bay, St. James. Others (from left) are Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry; and Director General Vivian Brown, MICAF.

    FAO Regional Conference to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from 5-8 of March 2018
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oAyZe7_jb_PcAN3ZfDfaXbmvWSIGsZDv/view Rising hunger...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda (centre), along with (l-r) General Manager, Argyle Street Management Limited, Liao Hui Heng; General Manager, Guangzhou Panyu Huanan Group Energy Sources Corporation Limited, Kuang Zhi Yuan; Deputy General Manager, China National Complete Plant Import and Export Group Corporation Limited & Chairman, China National Complete Plant International Sugar Industry Corporation Limited, Han Hong; Business Development Associate, Huazhong Group (Guangdong) Corporation Limited, Xie Zi Dan; Permanent Secretary, MICAF, Donovan Stanberry; and Chief Executive Officer, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, Madam Liu Chao Yu, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The visiting delegation met with Minister Samuda to provide an update on activities at the Monymusk and Frome Sugar factories and to discuss the way forward for the industry.

    Govt. committed to Jamaica’s sugar industry- Samuda
    Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda has reiterated that...
  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda (left), converses with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, at the launch of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry’s New Kingston office on Tuesday (February 13).

    Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8
    Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO)...
  • Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, (3rd left) in discussion with Hon. Karl Samuda (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The conference is scheduled to be held from March 5-8, 2018 in Montego Bay, St. James. Others (from left) are Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry; and Director General Vivian Brown, MICAF.

    FAO Regional Conference to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from 5-8 of March 2018
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oAyZe7_jb_PcAN3ZfDfaXbmvWSIGsZDv/view Rising hunger...

Hon. Karl Samuda, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, CD, MP


Minister without Portfolio


Donovan Stanberry


Permanent Secretary

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Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, addresses the opening session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) national consultation to discuss priorities for Jamaica’s food and nutrition security and rural development held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on February 20.

Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, addresses the opening session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) national consultation to discuss priorities for Jamaica’s food and nutrition security and rural development held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on February 20.

Published On: February 23rd, 2018
The Government of Jamaica is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an insurance scheme for crop and livestock farmers. Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, said that there have been models in the past that have worked, but they were not sustainable. “We are now in a very serious way,...
Published On: February 22nd, 2018
AgroBuzz - Veterinary Services laboratory receives accreditation - February 21, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URXuQtylaC0&feature=youtu.be&a= AgroBuzz - National Farm Roads Improvement Programme - February 7, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pzdUL5S84g&feature=youtu.be&a=
Published On: February 21st, 2018
Hon Karl Samuda (left) Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views demonstration plot at Hague Showground along with Glendon Harris (2nd left), vice-president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, and representatives of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority during a tour of the Hague Agriculture and Industrial Show on February 14.
Published On: February 21st, 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, samples pudding at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) booth at the Hague Agriculture and Industrial Show on February 14. Others, from left, are Courtney Taylor, RADA Agricultural Parish Manager in Trelawny; Michael Stern, chairman, RADA; Glendon Harris (partially hidden), vice-president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society;...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right) views dairy cows along with dairy farmer Oral Wallace in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16 during a tour of his farm. Mr Wallace was one of over 60 farmers from St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon who benefited from fertilizers, specially blended by Newport-Fersan for pasture development, valued at $3m and donated by the...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets dairy farmer Derrick Walker, following handover of fertilizers donated by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) at a function held in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16. Valued at $30m, the fertilizers were specially blended by Newport-Fersan for the development of pasture. Others from left are Donald Elvey,...

Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, addresses the opening session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) national consultation to discuss priorities for Jamaica’s food and nutrition security and rural development held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on February 20.

Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, addresses the opening session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) national consultation to discuss priorities for Jamaica’s food and nutrition security and rural development held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on February 20.

Published On: February 23rd, 2018
The Government of Jamaica is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an insurance scheme for crop and livestock farmers. Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, said that there have been models in the past that have worked, but they were not sustainable. “We are now in a very serious way,...
Published On: February 22nd, 2018
AgroBuzz - Veterinary Services laboratory receives accreditation - February 21, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URXuQtylaC0&feature=youtu.be&a= AgroBuzz - National Farm Roads Improvement Programme - February 7, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pzdUL5S84g&feature=youtu.be&a=
Published On: February 21st, 2018
Hon Karl Samuda (left) Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views demonstration plot at Hague Showground along with Glendon Harris (2nd left), vice-president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, and representatives of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority during a tour of the Hague Agriculture and Industrial Show on February 14.
Published On: February 21st, 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, samples pudding at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) booth at the Hague Agriculture and Industrial Show on February 14. Others, from left, are Courtney Taylor, RADA Agricultural Parish Manager in Trelawny; Michael Stern, chairman, RADA; Glendon Harris (partially hidden), vice-president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society;...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right) views dairy cows along with dairy farmer Oral Wallace in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16 during a tour of his farm. Mr Wallace was one of over 60 farmers from St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon who benefited from fertilizers, specially blended by Newport-Fersan for pasture development, valued at $3m and donated by the...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets dairy farmer Derrick Walker, following handover of fertilizers donated by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) at a function held in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16. Valued at $30m, the fertilizers were specially blended by Newport-Fersan for the development of pasture. Others from left are Donald Elvey,...

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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.

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