Government of Jamaica

  • Plant and Plant Product Importers
    The Plant Quarantine Produce Inspection (PQPI) Branch of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce...
  • Launch of the National Craft Policy
    Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...
  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, emphasises a point while making his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1).

    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, emphasises a point while making his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1).

    RADA Technical Staff To Be Increased By 100%
    The cadre of technical staff at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is...
  • State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (centre) examines a bag of peppers during a tour of the J Wray and Nephew Limited Farmers’ Market on June 12 at the company’s Spanish Town Road offices. Looking on are Chief Executive Officer, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Peter Thompson (left) and Director of Marketing, Jamaica and the Caribbean, J Wray and Nephew Limited, Marsha Lumley.

    State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (centre) examines a bag of peppers during a tour of the J Wray and Nephew Limited Farmers’ Market on June 12 at the company’s Spanish Town Road offices. Looking on are Chief Executive Officer, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Peter Thompson (left) and Director of Marketing, Jamaica and the Caribbean, J Wray and Nephew Limited, Marsha Lumley.

    Gov’t Supporting Farmers During COVID-19
    State Minister for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says the...
  • PEST ALERT!!!
    Click link for more information: https://www.micaf.gov.jm/sites/default/files/pdfs/IYPH%...
  • Plant and Plant Product Importers
    The Plant Quarantine Produce Inspection (PQPI) Branch of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce...
  • Launch of the National Craft Policy
    Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...
  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, emphasises a point while making his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1).

    RADA Technical Staff To Be Increased By 100%
    The cadre of technical staff at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is...
  • State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (centre) examines a bag of peppers during a tour of the J Wray and Nephew Limited Farmers’ Market on June 12 at the company’s Spanish Town Road offices. Looking on are Chief Executive Officer, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Peter Thompson (left) and Director of Marketing, Jamaica and the Caribbean, J Wray and Nephew Limited, Marsha Lumley.

    Gov’t Supporting Farmers During COVID-19
    State Minister for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says the...
  • PEST ALERT!!!
    Click link for more information: https://www.micaf.gov.jm/sites/default/files/pdfs/IYPH%...

Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, CD, MP


Minister without Portfolio


Hon. Floyd Green, MP


Minister of State


Dermon Luke Spence, JP


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), converses with Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), and Chairman of the All-Island Cane Farmers' Association, Ambassador Derrick Heaven, at a meeting with farmers on Friday (July 3), at the St. Thomas Technical High School.

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), converses with Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), and Chairman of the All-Island Cane Farmers' Association, Ambassador Derrick Heaven, at a meeting with farmers on Friday (July 3), at the St. Thomas Technical High School.

Published On: July 9th, 2020
More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St. Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers…who are ensuring food security and keeping the economy going, are the ones who will benefit,” said Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1).

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1).

Published On: July 9th, 2020
The Government is to make more idle State-owned lands available for cultivation by small farmers. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, who noted that the Administration is in dialogue with various organisations in order to facilitate this undertaking. The Minister, who was making his contribution to the 2020/21...

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 16.

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 16.

Published On: July 9th, 2020
The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) is reporting that members are having success on the local and export market since the COVID-9 outbreak in March. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, said based on a report from the JMEA, listing some 20 Jamaican companies, the country has been able to replace some imported products, such as hand sanitisers, with...

Chief Executive Officer of Verb Communication, Kalando Wilmoth.

Chief Executive Officer of Verb Communication, Kalando Wilmoth.

Published On: July 6th, 2020
Entrepreneurs are being encouraged to conduct market research in order to improve their products and services and increase sales. “It is important for small businesses to use market research. It can be used to determine how a product may be marketed, why persons may purchase a product or how often they could purchase the product,” said Chief Executive Officer of Verb Communication, Kalando Wilmoth. He was...

Chef and owner of Moveable Feast Caterers, Michele Williams​.

Chef and owner of Moveable Feast Caterers, Michele Williams​.

Published On: July 6th, 2020
Food creatives and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to use the period of slowdown in business due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as an opportunity to innovate and expand their services and brand. Chef and owner of Moveable Feast Caterers, Michele Williams, said that “as people who are passionate about food… now is the time to look within ourselves and find what we are passionate about”. She was addressing the...

​Social Development Commission (SDC) Public Relations Manager, Mandel McKulsky. The SDC has recorded approximately $11 million in sales at the community farmers' markets and business fairs it has organised.

​Social Development Commission (SDC) Public Relations Manager, Mandel McKulsky. The SDC has recorded approximately $11 million in sales at the community farmers' markets and business fairs it has organised.

Published On: July 6th, 2020
Approximately $11 million was spent at recent farmers’ markets and business fairs organised by the Social Development Commission (SDC) as the agency tries to keep community businesses in operation during this period of economic downturn, caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Public Relations Manager of the SDC, Mandel McKulsky, told JIS News that the amount in sales is from seven farmers’ markets and business...

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), converses with Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), and Chairman of the All-Island Cane Farmers' Association, Ambassador Derrick Heaven, at a meeting with farmers on Friday (July 3), at the St. Thomas Technical High School.

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), converses with Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), and Chairman of the All-Island Cane Farmers' Association, Ambassador Derrick Heaven, at a meeting with farmers on Friday (July 3), at the St. Thomas Technical High School.

Published On: July 9th, 2020
More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St. Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers…who are ensuring food security and keeping the economy going, are the ones who will benefit,” said Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1).

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1).

Published On: July 9th, 2020
The Government is to make more idle State-owned lands available for cultivation by small farmers. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, who noted that the Administration is in dialogue with various organisations in order to facilitate this undertaking. The Minister, who was making his contribution to the 2020/21...

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 16.

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, makes his contribution to the 2020/21 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 16.

Published On: July 9th, 2020
The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) is reporting that members are having success on the local and export market since the COVID-9 outbreak in March. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, said based on a report from the JMEA, listing some 20 Jamaican companies, the country has been able to replace some imported products, such as hand sanitisers, with...

Chief Executive Officer of Verb Communication, Kalando Wilmoth.

Chief Executive Officer of Verb Communication, Kalando Wilmoth.

Published On: July 6th, 2020
Entrepreneurs are being encouraged to conduct market research in order to improve their products and services and increase sales. “It is important for small businesses to use market research. It can be used to determine how a product may be marketed, why persons may purchase a product or how often they could purchase the product,” said Chief Executive Officer of Verb Communication, Kalando Wilmoth. He was...

Chef and owner of Moveable Feast Caterers, Michele Williams​.

Chef and owner of Moveable Feast Caterers, Michele Williams​.

Published On: July 6th, 2020
Food creatives and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to use the period of slowdown in business due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as an opportunity to innovate and expand their services and brand. Chef and owner of Moveable Feast Caterers, Michele Williams, said that “as people who are passionate about food… now is the time to look within ourselves and find what we are passionate about”. She was addressing the...

​Social Development Commission (SDC) Public Relations Manager, Mandel McKulsky. The SDC has recorded approximately $11 million in sales at the community farmers' markets and business fairs it has organised.

​Social Development Commission (SDC) Public Relations Manager, Mandel McKulsky. The SDC has recorded approximately $11 million in sales at the community farmers' markets and business fairs it has organised.

Published On: July 6th, 2020
Approximately $11 million was spent at recent farmers’ markets and business fairs organised by the Social Development Commission (SDC) as the agency tries to keep community businesses in operation during this period of economic downturn, caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Public Relations Manager of the SDC, Mandel McKulsky, told JIS News that the amount in sales is from seven farmers’ markets and business...

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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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