Government of Jamaica

  • Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda (right), listens as technical representative for Canadian entity Lambert Peat Moss Inc., Ramon Alvarado (left), provides details on a bag of plant seeds produced by the company, which was on display during a stakeholder seminar at Caymanas Golf and Country Club in St. Catherine on Tuesday, September 20. The seminar was jointly staged by Lambert Peat and Jamaica Floral Products Limited/Evergrow Garden Centre under the theme ‘High Quality Growing Media at the Root of High Quality Seedling Growth and Crop Production’. Also listening (from 2nd left) are Lambert Peat’s International Sales Manager, Richard De Quesada; and Jamaica Floral Products Limited/Evergrow Garden Centre General Manager, Burrell Scarlett.

    Agriculture Minister wants more Youth Involved in Sector
    The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, continues...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (left) exchanges greetings with Chief of Mission, United States Agency for International Development Agency (USAID) Jamaica, Maura Barry Boyle (2nd right), just before the start of the opening ceremony for the climate smart agriculture symposium at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on September 13. Others (from second left) are Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Reginald Budhan; and Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Kingston, Eric Khant.The two-day symposium, organised by the USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) project in collaboration with the Ministry, was held under the theme ‘Growing Agriculture and Incomes in the Face of Climate Change’.

    Agro Parks to be Expanded
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the agro...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (centre) closely examines fibre optic cable at CB Cabling Technologies’ display booth, while Director of Technical Services at the company, Clarence Blake, explains its use. Occasion was the closing ceremony of the 2016 Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme held at Scotiabank Corporate Learning Centre in Kingston on August 31, 2016. At right is Vice President for Marketing, Scotiabank Jamaica, Yanique Forbes.

    Samuda Calls for Lowering of Interest Rates on MSME Loans
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is calling for...
  • Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda (second right), and Director of Fisheries in the Ministry, Gilbert Kong (second left), observe as vendors prepare fish for sale, prior to the start of the opening ceremony for a wellness fair co-hosted by the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Community Safety and Security Branch and the Greenwich Farm Fisherfolks Beach Watch Community Group, at the Greenwich Farm fishing village, located along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, on August 26.

    Gov’t Hints at Possible Renovation of Greenwich Farm Fishing Village
    The Government is giving consideration to renovating the Greenwich Farm fishing village...
  • 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...

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: September 16th, 2016
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, is reporting that work is advanced for the application of a cess on all imported coffee. Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Dermon Spence, said that most of the legislative work to facilitate the move has been completed. He was delivering a speech on behalf of Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, at the launch of the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory...
Published On: September 16th, 2016
Director of the Agricultural Competitiveness Programme (ACP), Petronia Colley, says globalisation and expanding international trade have made it easier for Jamaican producers to find an opening in emerging markets overseas. Ms. Colley, who was speaking at a two-day training seminar on ‘Farm Enterprise Management’, at the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall hotel, St. James, on August 29, said it is important that producers...
Published On: September 5th, 2016
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the Government is committed to using the agricultural sector as a catalyst for increased economic growth. Addressing stakeholders at a training workshop on Farm Enterprise Management at the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall, Montego Bay, on August 29, Mr. Hutchinson said it is important that there...
Published On: September 5th, 2016
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the agro-economic zones being created by the Government will enable small farmers to access modern processing facilities. According to the Minister, nothing that the farmers produce should go to waste, and every effort will be made to assist with the efficient production and marketing of their...
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
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: September 16th, 2016
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, is reporting that work is advanced for the application of a cess on all imported coffee. Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Dermon Spence, said that most of the legislative work to facilitate the move has been completed. He was delivering a speech on behalf of Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, at the launch of the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory...
Published On: September 16th, 2016
Director of the Agricultural Competitiveness Programme (ACP), Petronia Colley, says globalisation and expanding international trade have made it easier for Jamaican producers to find an opening in emerging markets overseas. Ms. Colley, who was speaking at a two-day training seminar on ‘Farm Enterprise Management’, at the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall hotel, St. James, on August 29, said it is important that producers...
Published On: September 5th, 2016
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the Government is committed to using the agricultural sector as a catalyst for increased economic growth. Addressing stakeholders at a training workshop on Farm Enterprise Management at the Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall, Montego Bay, on August 29, Mr. Hutchinson said it is important that there...
Published On: September 5th, 2016
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the agro-economic zones being created by the Government will enable small farmers to access modern processing facilities. According to the Minister, nothing that the farmers produce should go to waste, and every effort will be made to assist with the efficient production and marketing of their...
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
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)...

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