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February 2020
 

07 February 2020

Jamaica 4-H Clubs Inaugural National Youth in Agriculture Symposium

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Students of Derry Primary (from left) Georgia Smith, Ashawny Gordon, Britany Taylor and Dennoy Menzie with sweet pepper and strawberry seedlings at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Inaugural National Youth in Agriculture Symposium held at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium in Mandeville on February 5, 2020. The symposium was held under the theme ‘I am Agri-Smart’, with the aim of increasing awareness of the many career opportunities within the agricultural sector.


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Minister Shaw examines a Jamaican Iguana at a health screening

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), Assistant Curator of iguanas at the Audubon Zoo in the United States, Melanie Litton (left), and Area Supervisor of the Milwaukee County Zoo, Dawn Fleuchaus, examine a Jamaican Iguana at a health screening of the reptiles at the Hope Zoo in Kingston on February 6. The health screening is funded by the United Nations Development Programme implemented Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme.


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Minister Audley Shaw converses with field rangers at the health screening of the Jamaican Iguana

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), converses with (from left) Field Ranger Supervisor of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), David Reid, and other field rangers, Andre Burgher, Jomo Pinkney and Oneil Wilson, at the health screening of the Jamaican Iguana at the Hope Zoo in Kingston on February 6. The health screening is funded by the United Nations Development Programme implemented Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme.


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Minister Audley Shaw discusses the importance of preserving the Jamaica Iguana

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), discusses the importance of preserving the Jamaica Iguana with Assistant Curator of iguanas at the Audubon Zoo in the United States, Melanie Litton (right), at the health screening of the Jamaican Iguana at the Hope Zoo in Kingston on February 6. At left is Executive Chairman of the Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation, Kenny Benjamin. The Jamaica Iguana Health Screening programme, which is funded by the United Nations Development Programme implemented Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme, is designed...


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Interim Chief Executive Officer of the National Fisheries Authority, Courtney Cole (centre) ,examines a citrus plant affected by the Citrus Greening disease with specialized glasses at the 21st annual general meeting of the Jamaica Citrus Protection Agency (JCPA), at the Bybrook Sporting Facility in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, on February 5. Others from left are Plant Quarantine Officer in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Alfred Barrett, and Chairman of the JCPA, Peter McConnell.

Agriculture Ministry calls for an end to illegal citrus plants production

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
The Ministry of Industry Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is calling for an end to the illegal production of citrus plants because of the threat of spreading existing and new diseases that will decimate the crop. Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry’s National Fisheries Authority, Courtney Cole, stated that introducing uncertified material will only result in a deleterious effect on the industry. “It is in the best interest of all Jamaicans to help us to protect, nurture and grow this valuable industry,” he urged. Mr. Cole, who was representing Permanent Secretary in the...


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Annual general meeting of the Jamaica Citrus Protection Agency

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Interim Chief Executive Officer of the National Fisheries Authority, Courtney Cole (right), discuss the programme of the 21st annual general meeting of the Jamaica Citrus Protection Agency with Plant Quarantine Officer in the Ministry of Industry Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Alfred Barrett, at the Bybrook Sporting Facility in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, on February 5.


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21st AGM of the Jamaica Citrus Protection Agency

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Plant Quarantine Officer in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Alfred Barrett (left), makes a point to Chairman of the Jamaica Citrus Protection Agency, Peter McConnell, at the 21st annual general meeting of the Jamaica Citrus Protection Agency (JCPA), at the Bybrook Sporting Facility in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, on February 5.


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Students of Guy’s Hill High School view bamboo products on display by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Students of Guy’s Hill High School view bamboo products on display by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Inaugural National Youth in Agriculture Symposium held at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium in Mandeville on February 5, 2020. Thousands of young people from schools across the island participated in the symposium which was held under the theme ‘I am Agri-Smart’, with the aim of increasing awareness of the many career opportunities within the agricultural sector.


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Jamaica 4-H Clubs Inaugural National Youth in Agriculture Symposium

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 07 Feb 2020    communications   
Ricardo Miller (2nd left), Animal Health Technician, Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, speaking with the Hon Audley Shaw (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hidran McKulsky, Chairman, and Dr. Ronald Blake, Executive Director, both of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs. The group was on a tour of the Veterinary Services display at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Inaugural National Youth in Agriculture Symposium held at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium in Mandeville on February 5, 2020. At left is Sharna...


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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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