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Economic Planning

The Economic Planning Division is responsible for the qualitative and quantitative study and analysis of agricultural variables that play a vital role in the formulation of policies, economic plans, programmes and projects within the national plan. The division is the primary interface between public and private entities, seeking to engage in discourse for areas requiring technical expertise in agricultural economics, economic analysis and research. The division also facilitates the drafting and design of various policies and programmes aimed at enhancing the productive efficiency of Jamaica’s agricultural sector.

The Economic Planning Division provides the following services:

  1. Cost of Production Data — which is updated annually for the non–traditional domestic crops. This data is available to farmers and the public free of charge. Click here for cost of production data
  2. Production of farm models for different agricultural enterprises. These models use financial analyses to indicate profitability and viability of farm enterprises.
  3. Technical advice on government policies and plans for the agricultural sector.

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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4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
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

Opening hours: 
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
8:30 am - 3:00 pm