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March 2018
 

07 March 2018

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness greets Dr. Margarita Cedeño, Constitutional Vice-President of the Dominican Republic and Special Ambassador of the FAO

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 07 Mar 2018    communications   
The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, greets Dr. Margarita Cedeño, Constitutional Vice-President of the Dominican Republic and Special Ambassador of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), at the Opening Ceremony of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Looking on are the Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry.


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The Most Hon. Andrew Holness (2nd right), Prime Minister of Jamaica, and Dr. Margarita Cedeño, Constitutional Vice-President of the Dominican Republic Special Ambassador of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), sample pastry during a tour of the exhibition at the Opening Ceremony of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Others from left are Dr José Graziano da Silva, Director General, FAO, and Hon Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Minister Samuda calls on Caribbean to revisit agricultural priorities

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 07 Mar 2018    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda says that the Caribbean needs to revisit its agricultural priorities. Chief among these priorities are the region’s trade policy, food security, and its response to climate change, which he said is now emerging as one of the most significant impediments to growth and development. Other priorities are nutrition and livelihood security; rural and agricultural development; local, regional and international market expansion. Minister Samuda was participating in a panel discussion on “Agrifood trade in Latin America...


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Opening Ceremony of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean

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 07 Mar 2018    communications   
Dr José Graziano da Silva (left), Director General, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in discussion with (from left) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, Hon Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Assistant Director General for FAO Latin America and Caribbean Region, Dr Julio Berdegué, at the Opening Ceremony of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on...


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Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Andrene Collings (centre), along with (from left) Director General, MICAF, Vivian Brown; Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation, Sharonmae Shirley; Quality Infrastructure Coordinator, Junior Gordon; ISO Ambassador, ISO Quality Systems Division, MICAF, Reginald Budhan; Coordinator, Strategic Public Sector Transformation Programme, Othneil Hemans; and Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Stephen Wedderburn, at the National Quality Policy Final Validation Workshop, held at the Terra Nova Hotel, Waterloo Road, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The National Quality Policy 2017 articulates the Government’s position on the quality of goods and services produced and consumed in Jamaica.

Jamaicans Encouraged to Support National Quality Policy

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 07 Mar 2018    communications   
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, has encouraged Jamaicans to support the Government’s National Quality Policy 2017, as it aims to increase the nation’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) and export earnings. According to Mr. Brown, the new policy will help with quality upgrading of locally produced goods and services to internationally required standards, not only for local consumers but for the export market. “Quality upgrading of our producers, large and small, not only improves our products and services to meet increasing...


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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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