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Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit

The Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordination Unit was commissioned into service on March 2, 2015. The Unit is collaboration between the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) and the Ministry of National Security (MNS) to curtail the theft of agricultural produce across the length and breadth of Jamaica. The Unit comprises of an administrative arm which is housed inside of the MICAF and an enforcement arm led by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). 


Partnering with the Ministry of National Security (MNS), Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), the Rural Development Authority (RADA), Ministry of Health (MOH), Crime Stop and other stakeholders, the Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordination Unit’s main objective is to curtail praedial larceny and other farm theft across the island. With the Jamaica Constabulary Force leading the Anti-Praedial Larceny charge, the unit can mobilise members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and civil society through farmers groups, agencies and organizations to significantly reduce the theft and illegal distribution of farm produce. Agriculture is a strategic asset to Jamaica’s development and in order to ensure the sustai​nability of the sector, praedial larceny must be reduced, if not eliminated.

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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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