This programme is a sub-programme of the Ministry’s Production and Productivity Programme. It targets specific products over the medium term that have competitive and/or comparative advantage to use as alternative or direct substitute to imported products. This will enable the country to reduce loss of foreign exchange and build industries with an already built in market. Thoughout this medium term to the next, the Ministry will be seeking to be self-sufficient in several crops namely onion and Irish potato.
As such, the programme promoted the establishment of an onion development plan which promoted the increase in onion production in designated agro-parks and other suitable production zones. The programme is laying the foundation for the expansion of the onion sub-sector, which is being implemented on a phased basis as a project involving both government aided agro-parks in partnership with private sector stakeholders, community-based organisations and NGOs. This is complementing the ongoing Irish potato development projects in the agro-parks and select production zones.
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.
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.