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July 2020
 

24 July 2020

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Leslie Campbell (left), looks on as Portfolio Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), makes a point to Permanent Secretary, Dermon Spence, at a staff meeting to introduce staff to the newly appointed Minister, at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens’ offices in Kingston on July 23.

Newly appointed Minister believes agricultural sector key to Jamaica’s post COVID-19 economic recovery

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 24 Jul 2020    communications   
Newly appointed Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Leslie Campbell, says agriculture will play a significant role in Jamaica’s economic recovery post the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing staff at a meeting at the Hope Gardens’ offices of the Ministry on July 23, Mr. Campbell pointed to countries such as the United States, Malta and Israel, which have used agriculture as the base for their economic success. Mr. Campbell, who was appointed to the Ministry on July 17, also encouraged the staff to double their efforts to enable the...


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$200 Million Alternative Livelihood Development Programme for Displaced Workers of the Golden Grove Sugar Cane Factory

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 24 Jul 2020    communications   
In response to the news item carried on TVJ’s evening news of Tuesday, July 21, 2020 and subsequent questions in relation to payments made to former workers of the Golden Grove Sugar Factory, I wish to clarify that the Government of Jamaica provided $200 million towards an Alternative Livelihood Development Programme for the Displaced Sugar Workers for the Golden Grove Factory Area. The programme aims to mitigate the hardships that the cane farmers and factory workers from the St. Thomas region are facing from the closure of the Golden Grove Sugar Factory. The intervention intends to cover...


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Former Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), touring the rehabilitated Bingham Hill farm road in St. Ann, following its official opening on July 16. He is joined by Member of Parliament for South West St. Ann, and State Minister for Labour and Social Security, Hon. ​Zavia Mayne (second left); Director of Engineering Services at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lennoy Prendergast (third left); and RADA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Peter Thompson.

Residents In St. Ann Pleased With Rehabilitation Of Farm Road

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 24 Jul 2020    communications   
Rehabilitation of the Bingham Hill farm road in St. Ann has brought much joy to residents living in and around the surrounding districts. The roadway was officially opened on July 16 by former Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson. The roadway was repaired under the Government’s National Farm Road Rehabilitation Programme, being implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). It connects the Coffee Ridge and Mount Moriah districts and also allows additional access to other areas. Farmer Vivian Hill...


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Former Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (second right), cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of a farm road in Bingham Hill, St. Ann, on Thursday, July 16. Looking on (from left) are Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Peter Thompson (left); RADA’s Director of Engineering Services, Lennoy Prendergast; and Member of Parliament for South West St. Ann, and State Minister for Labour and Social Security, Hon. ​Zavia Mayne.

Bingham Hill Farm Road Rehabilitated

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 24 Jul 2020    communications   
Farmers in Bingham Hill and surrounding communities in St. Ann will now find it easier to get to their fields and transport their goods to market following the rehabilitation of the farm road in the area. The upgrade of the roadway forms part of ongoing farm road improvements in the parish, where approximately $42 million have been spent over the past two financial years to benefit some 1,800 farmers. “With 23,188 registered farmers in the parish of St. Ann contributing 1,500 hectares of domestic food crops and 45 acres of protected agriculture, farmers are encouraged to increase production...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

Owners Of Idle Lands Encouraged To Lease For Agricultural Production

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 24 Jul 2020    communications   
State Minister for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd Green, is encouraging owners of unused arable lands to enter into an arrangement with the Government to have these properties leased for agricultural production. Speaking at a webinar on exploring investment opportunities in agri-business, hosted by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) on July 22, Mr. Green said through an agricultural land-matching programme under the Agro-Investment Corporation (AIC), the Government will assist interested agricultural landowners in leasing their lands to suitable investors/...


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

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