Government of Jamaica

  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (left), and Vice President of Marketing and Agricultural Supplies of the Hi-Pro Division of the Jamaica Broilers Group, Mr. Conley Salmon, in conversation following a breakfast meeting at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston on August 12 to discuss an ongoing campaign to promote increased egg consumption by Hi-Pro and the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) in partnership with the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association (JEFA).

    Maintain Consistency in the Quality and Supply of Eggs – Samuda
    Amidst a campaign to encourage increased consumption of eggs, Minister of Industry, Commerce...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, presenting a shovel to one of the winners in the essay competition organised by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) of the Ministry. The occasion was the inaugural awards ceremony for the competition, held on June 28, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

    Ardenne High and Greater Portmore Primary Students Cop Praedial Larceny Essay Competition
    Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Frazer of the Ardenne High School in St. Andrew and nine-year-old...
  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, addresses a ceremony for the handing over of a tractor to the Colbeck Water Users Association in Old Harbour, St. Catherine. The presentation was made on June 27, 2016 at the National Irrigation Commission's (NIC) office in the area.

    Agriculture Ministry Gives Boost to Colbeck Farmers
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has presented a tractor to...
  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (right), examines fruits being sold by vendor, Muriel Ross (left), during the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) St. Thomas Open Day, at the Rudolf Elder Park, Morant Bay, on June 24. At centre is Acting Chief Executive Officer, RADA, Peter Thompson. Activities for the day included farmers' market and booth displays. Farmers were also presented with trophies and other awards for their outstanding contribution to the agricultural sector.

    Agriculture Ministry to Restart Farmers’ Market
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be restarting its farmers...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (left), accepts the Denbigh Torch from 1st Vice President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Donald Berry (right). The occasion was the launch of the 2016 Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show on June 1, at the Hi-Pro Supercentre in White Mall, St. Catherine. Looking on is JAS President, Norman Grant.

    Gov’t Focused on Growing Agriculture
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the...

Hon. Karl Samuda, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Honourable J.C. Hutchinson, CD, MP


Minister without Portfolio


Donovan Stanberry


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: August 25th, 2016
Applying for a patent in Jamaica should be quicker and easier now that the local pool of competent examiners has increased. Over 70 patent examiners were recently trained during two one-week workshops coordinated by the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) with financial support from the European Union. Certificates were presented to the successful participants during a ceremony at the New Kingston offices...
Published On: August 24th, 2016
The Government is pursuing the development of organic agriculture as part of the economic growth agenda. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, says they are “serious about it” and “will be extending ourselves fully in that area.” He was speaking at the official opening of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on Saturday, July 30. In noting...
Published On: August 24th, 2016
PMOs to Play Major Role in the Distribution of Farm Resources The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reorganising the distribution of resources, to ensure that genuine farmers are able to receive assistance whenever they need it. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson during a tour of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)...
Published On: July 20th, 2016
The Government is seeking to forge a partnership with local entity Caribbean Cable Company (CCC) to source tools and equipment for small farmers. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says harrows, ploughs and rotavators, which are used to prepare land for cultivation, are among the implements being sought. Mr. Hutchinson made the...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Talks are underway with potential new investors in the operations at the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark’s Town, Trelawny. Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has stated that the Ministry “is working overtime” with the owners of Everglades, which operates Long Pond, to conclude the negotiations. Minister Samuda, who was addressing employees and cane farmers during a tour...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Organic farming and food security will be the focus of this year’s symposium at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. The event will be hosted by Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force (JDATF) in partnership with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS). President of the JAS, Norman Grant, said recently that the symposium will offer training, technical demonstration and interactive presentations...
Published On: August 25th, 2016
Applying for a patent in Jamaica should be quicker and easier now that the local pool of competent examiners has increased. Over 70 patent examiners were recently trained during two one-week workshops coordinated by the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) with financial support from the European Union. Certificates were presented to the successful participants during a ceremony at the New Kingston offices...
Published On: August 24th, 2016
The Government is pursuing the development of organic agriculture as part of the economic growth agenda. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, says they are “serious about it” and “will be extending ourselves fully in that area.” He was speaking at the official opening of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on Saturday, July 30. In noting...
Published On: August 24th, 2016
PMOs to Play Major Role in the Distribution of Farm Resources The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reorganising the distribution of resources, to ensure that genuine farmers are able to receive assistance whenever they need it. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson during a tour of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)...
Published On: July 20th, 2016
The Government is seeking to forge a partnership with local entity Caribbean Cable Company (CCC) to source tools and equipment for small farmers. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says harrows, ploughs and rotavators, which are used to prepare land for cultivation, are among the implements being sought. Mr. Hutchinson made the...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Talks are underway with potential new investors in the operations at the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark’s Town, Trelawny. Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has stated that the Ministry “is working overtime” with the owners of Everglades, which operates Long Pond, to conclude the negotiations. Minister Samuda, who was addressing employees and cane farmers during a tour...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Organic farming and food security will be the focus of this year’s symposium at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. The event will be hosted by Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force (JDATF) in partnership with the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS). President of the JAS, Norman Grant, said recently that the symposium will offer training, technical demonstration and interactive presentations...

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiam into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

Twitter

  • Minister Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, addressing sugar stakeholders at the... https://t.co/OQeBS4xAPG Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, addressing sugar stakeholders at the... https://t.co/sW9ynMT6pG Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 
E-mail: