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Research and Development Division

The objective of the Research and Development Division is to generate cost-effective technology for improvement of agricultural production. The Division operates four sub-programmes, namely: Livestock Research and Improvement; Crop Research and Development; Plant Protection; and Post Entry Quarantine - with a view to applying modern technology to increase production and productivity.

A new thrust in Research and Development (R&D) has led to collaboration with international and regional entities involved in agricultural research. This is to effect greater efficiency and global competitiveness. To achieve these objectives the Ministry has embarked on a programme of resuscitation and upgrading of the three research stations at Bodles in St. Catherine, Orange River in St. Mary, and Montpelier in St. James.


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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