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July 2020
 

20 July 2020

Hon J.C. Hutchinson (left), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, traverses recently completed Bingham Hill Road in St. Ann, along with, from left, Member of Parliament for South West St. Ann, Hon Zavia Mayne; Lennoy Prendergast, Works Engineer, and Chief Executive Officer Peter Thompson, both of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority(RADA). The occasion was the official opening of the road that was rehabilitated by the RADA at a cost of $6.9 million under the National Farm Roads Rehabilitation Programme, on July 16, 2020.

$6.9-million upgraded Bingham Hill Farm Road officially opened

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 20 Jul 2020    communications   
Farmers and other residents of Bingham Hill and surrounding communities in St. Ann had high praises for the recently rehabilitated $6.9-million Bingham Hill road in St. Ann. The road was one of 77 farm roads completed by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries’ National Farm Road Programme in the 2019/2020 financial year at a cost of $561 million. With the rehabilitation of the road it is now easier for the 1,800 farmers to get to their fields and transport their goods to market as well as the children to get to...


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Farmer from Brandon Hill, in St. Andrew, Kevin McLaren, displays ripe bananas and a breadfruit from his farm, during a Farmers’ Market on July 3, at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries playfield, in St. Andrew.

Government Takes Lead To Safeguard Food Security

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 20 Jul 2020    communications   
The Government is making significant investments in the agricultural sector to safeguard the country’s food security and accelerate the sector’s recovery from the economic fallout induced by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With the temporary closure of the tourism sector in March, an unprecedented situation was created in which significant quantities of fresh and perishable local agricultural produce, originally destined for the sector, suddenly had no market. The situation was further exacerbated by quarantine lockdowns and restrictions of movement that resulted in gluts in community...


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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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Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm

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