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June 2019
 
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03 June 2019

Hon J. C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, discusses peas cultivated by Hinds Town farmers with Cosgrave Campbell (centre), farmer, during a tour of the group’s display at the Noranda Bauxite Expo on May 30 at the Port Rhoades Sports Club in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. At left is Kent Skyers, Public Relations Superintendent at Noranda Bauxite.

Agri Ministry to promote increased growth of local peas

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 03 Jun 2019    communications   
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon J.C. Hutchinson, says the Ministry will be encouraging farmers to grow more Portland Red and Miss Kelly peas in order to reduce the high imports of red peas. Speaking at the Noranda Bauxite Expo & Fun Fair held at the Port Rhoades Sports Club in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, on May 30, Minister Hutchinson commended Noranda Bauxite for its investment in agriculture through its various initiatives such as its Land Reclamation and Partners in Agriculture programmes as well as the introduction of...


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Hon J. C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, raps with students from Linton Park All-Age School during a tour of their booth at the Noranda Bauxite Expo on May 30 at the Port Rhoades Sports Club in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. Linton Park All-Age School is one of several schools at which school gardens have been established by Noranda Bauxite.

RADA St. Ann to establish six-acre peanut project

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 03 Jun 2019    communications   
The Rural Agricultural Development Authority will be implementing a $1.6-m six-acre peanut project with farmers in St. Ann in collaboration with Noranda Bauxite with funding from the Jamaica Bauxite Institute. Speaking at the Noranda Bauxite Expo &Fun Fair held at the Port Rhoades Sports Club in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, on May 30, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon J.C. Hutchinson, said the peanuts will be planted on mostly reclaimed land and will be sold to the Lime Tree Garden Peanut Factory. In support of the project,...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, engages students of the Golden Valley Primary and Infant School at the annual Castleton Botanical Gardens Expo, St. Mary on Friday, May 31, 2019. The expo, hosted by the Ministry’s Public Gardens Division under this year’s theme ‘Protect our Species’ held annually to keep patrons informed about, Castleton, which is one of the great gardens of the hemisphere due to its rich plant varieties.

Shaw urges Jamaicans to protect plant species

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 03 Jun 2019    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, is calling on all Jamaicans to play a greater role in protecting our plant species. He noted that a number of persons are not aware of the many medicinal benefits that can be derived from so many of our plants. Speaking at the annual Castleton Botanical Gardens Expo in Castleton, St. Mary on May 31, under the theme ‘Protect Our Species’ the minister informed that it has been established that worldwide there are about 100 plants from which natural medicine can be derived and, of these 100 plants, 51 can be found in...


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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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  • Check out this week's Agro buzz feature as it provides an update on the much anticipated Essex Valley Agriculture D… https://t.co/TgYKIyemgH Posted: 5 days 2 hours ago
  • Hon. Audley Shaw (left) greets Mission Chief, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Uma Ramakrishnan, during a meeting… https://t.co/bRPARyJByc Posted: 1 week 2 days ago
  • Hon. Audley Shaw (left) along with officers of the Ministry, meet with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team,… https://t.co/Bxxwi1gkoT Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

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