Government of Jamaica

  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda (left), converses with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, at the launch of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry’s New Kingston office on Tuesday (February 13).

    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda (left), converses with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, at the launch of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry’s New Kingston office on Tuesday (February 13).

    Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8
    Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO)...
  • Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, (3rd left) in discussion with Hon. Karl Samuda (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The conference is scheduled to be held from March 5-8, 2018 in Montego Bay, St. James. Others (from left) are Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry; and Director General Vivian Brown, MICAF.

    Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, (3rd left) in discussion with Hon. Karl Samuda (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The conference is scheduled to be held from March 5-8, 2018 in Montego Bay, St. James. Others (from left) are Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry; and Director General Vivian Brown, MICAF.

    FAO Regional Conference to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from 5-8 of March 2018
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oAyZe7_jb_PcAN3ZfDfaXbmvWSIGsZDv/view Rising hunger...
  • Devon Plunkett Sr. (left), farmer of Albion Mountain, St. Mary, converses with Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda (right), during a tour of his farm on Wednesday (February 8). At centre is Member of Parliament for Central St. Mary, where Albion Mountain is located, Dr. Morais Guy.

    Devon Plunkett Sr. (left), farmer of Albion Mountain, St. Mary, converses with Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda (right), during a tour of his farm on Wednesday (February 8). At centre is Member of Parliament for Central St. Mary, where Albion Mountain is located, Dr. Morais Guy.

    Major Investors to Cultivate Onions
    The Government is in discussions with two major investors for the planting of over 2,000...
  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda (left), converses with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr. Gillian Smith, at the launch of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry’s New Kingston office on Tuesday (February 13).

    Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8
    Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO)...
  • Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, (3rd left) in discussion with Hon. Karl Samuda (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The conference is scheduled to be held from March 5-8, 2018 in Montego Bay, St. James. Others (from left) are Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry; and Director General Vivian Brown, MICAF.

    FAO Regional Conference to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from 5-8 of March 2018
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oAyZe7_jb_PcAN3ZfDfaXbmvWSIGsZDv/view Rising hunger...
  • Devon Plunkett Sr. (left), farmer of Albion Mountain, St. Mary, converses with Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda (right), during a tour of his farm on Wednesday (February 8). At centre is Member of Parliament for Central St. Mary, where Albion Mountain is located, Dr. Morais Guy.

    Major Investors to Cultivate Onions
    The Government is in discussions with two major investors for the planting of over 2,000...

Hon. Karl Samuda, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, CD, MP


Minister without Portfolio


Donovan Stanberry


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: February 19th, 2018
Dairy farmer Oral Wallace (centre) discusses equipment used on his farm in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon Karl Samuda (left) and Member of Parliament for Clarendon South Western Noel Arscott. Over 60 farmers from St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon benefitted from fertilizers that were specially blended by Newport-Fersan for pasture development, valued...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right) views dairy cows along with dairy farmer Oral Wallace in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16 during a tour of his farm. Mr Wallace was one of over 60 farmers from St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon who benefited from fertilizers, specially blended by Newport-Fersan for pasture development, valued at $3m and donated by the...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets dairy farmer Derrick Walker, following handover of fertilizers donated by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) at a function held in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16. Valued at $30m, the fertilizers were specially blended by Newport-Fersan for the development of pasture. Others from left are Donald Elvey,...
Published On: February 13th, 2018
Hon. Karl Samuda (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, converses with Gillian Smith (centre), Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize; and Conley Salmon, President, Jamaica Operations, Jamaica Broilers Group, at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the...
Published On: February 13th, 2018
Hon. Karl Samuda (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13,...
Published On: February 9th, 2018
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, says he will be seeking additional funding in the 2018/19 Budget to repair more cane and farm roads, as well as to acquire equipment for small farmers. Speaking with journalists during a tour of several farms and farm roads in St. Mary on Wednesday (February 7), Mr. Samuda advised that he will be looking to secure a minimum $1 billion for...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Dairy farmer Oral Wallace (centre) discusses equipment used on his farm in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon Karl Samuda (left) and Member of Parliament for Clarendon South Western Noel Arscott. Over 60 farmers from St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon benefitted from fertilizers that were specially blended by Newport-Fersan for pasture development, valued...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right) views dairy cows along with dairy farmer Oral Wallace in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16 during a tour of his farm. Mr Wallace was one of over 60 farmers from St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon who benefited from fertilizers, specially blended by Newport-Fersan for pasture development, valued at $3m and donated by the...
Published On: February 19th, 2018
Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets dairy farmer Derrick Walker, following handover of fertilizers donated by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) at a function held in Rhymesbury, Clarendon, on February 16. Valued at $30m, the fertilizers were specially blended by Newport-Fersan for the development of pasture. Others from left are Donald Elvey,...
Published On: February 13th, 2018
Hon. Karl Samuda (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, converses with Gillian Smith (centre), Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize; and Conley Salmon, President, Jamaica Operations, Jamaica Broilers Group, at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the...
Published On: February 13th, 2018
Hon. Karl Samuda (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Gillian Smith, Officer-in-Charge, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize, at a media launch for Jamaica’s hosting of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The launch was held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 13,...
Published On: February 9th, 2018
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, says he will be seeking additional funding in the 2018/19 Budget to repair more cane and farm roads, as well as to acquire equipment for small farmers. Speaking with journalists during a tour of several farms and farm roads in St. Mary on Wednesday (February 7), Mr. Samuda advised that he will be looking to secure a minimum $1 billion for...

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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.

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