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June 2020
 

02 June 2020

Food Safety is Everyone's Business

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 02 Jun 2020    ICTAdmin   
Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers. Under the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business”, everyone has a role to play from 'farm to table' to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damages to our health. All are called to take action. Click HERE to learn more.


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Business and Entrepreneurship Development Manager at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Villet Kelly-Bennett (left), speaking with cattle farmer of Colley Mountain, Manchester, Okeito Thompson, who is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Agriculture.

Jamaica 4-H Clubs – Supporting Youth In Agriculture

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 02 Jun 2020    communications   
Over the years, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs has emerged as the leading organisation supporting youth in agriculture through its initiatives. Business and Entrepreneurship Development Manager, Villet Kelly-Bennett, tells JIS News that the organisation has been assisting a number of young people in starting up or expanding their agribusinesses. One channel through this is being facilitated is the Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Programme (RYEEP). “We have recognized that a number of the youth we have supported are good business prospects and have been supplying, not just their local communities, but...


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A farmer from Flagaman, St. Elizabeth, tends to his field of tomato and cantaloupe crops. Farms in the area are flourishing again following last year's bushfire, which resulted in millions of dollars in losses.

CROPS FLOURISH AGAIN IN FLAGAMAN AFTER MASSIVE BUSH FIRE

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 02 Jun 2020    communications   
Farmers in the community of Flagaman, St. Elizabeth, have been on a steady road to recovery after a massive bush fire last year that razed more than 200 acres of farmlands, with $45 million in crops and farming equipment destroyed. The blaze, which occurred in August of 2019, affected 47 farmers, who watched helplessly as their fields burned, with their hard work and investments destroyed in minutes. Relief came swiftly in the weeks that followed for the affected men and women of the ‘bread basket’ parish. Now, nine months after that disastrous incident, the fields are flourishing again and...


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Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw ( 2nd right), converses with Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Hardware and Lumber (H&L) Agro, Olive Downer Walsh, at a ceremony to hand over agricultural inputs to farmers, at the company’s Spanish Town Road offices in Kingston on May 21. The farming inputs are part of H&L Agro’s thrust to assist farmers to increase production to feed the nation

Agriculture Minister lauds input supplier for contribution to sector during COVID-19 pandemic

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 02 Jun 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has lauded input supplier Hardware and Lumber (H&L) Agro for its efforts in supporting farmers and the wider agricultural sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the hand over of $2 million worth of supplies by the company at its Spanish Town Road offices on May 21, Mr. Shaw said the initiative is consistent with the Government’s commitment to restore the livelihood and economic stability of farmers in various communities. “One of the Government’s key development areas is targeting increase in agricultural...


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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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