Government of Jamaica

  • Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, shares a light moment with (from left) Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC); Avril Leonce, Director of SME Partnership and Development, and Audrey Tugwell, Executive Vice-President, Retail Banking, both of Scotiabank; at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by JBDC under the theme ‘Disturb. Reconnect. Engage’ at the Jamaica Confere

    Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, shares a light moment with (from left) Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC); Avril Leonce, Director of SME Partnership and Development, and Audrey Tugwell, Executive Vice-President, Retail Banking, both of Scotiabank; at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by JBDC under the theme ‘Disturb. Reconnect. Engage’ at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on October 22, 2018.

    Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, shares a light moment with (from left) Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC); Avril Leonce, Director of SME Partnership and Development, and Audrey Tugwell, Executive Vice-President, Retail Banking, both of Scotiabank; at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by JBDC under the theme ‘Disturb. Reconnect. Engage’ at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on October 22, 2018.

    Employee Engagement Critical to Economic Growth – Minister Shaw
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the active...
  • Her Excellency Laurie Peters, High Commissioner of Canada, presents copies of crop manuals to the Hon. Audley Shaw (right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, at the Canadian High Commission in St. Andrew on October 18, 2018. At left is Alvin Murray, Senior Agricultural Coordinator (Regional), PROPEL. The occasion was a PROPEL-organised forum under the theme ‘Creating Opportunities: The Promotion of Sustainable Economic Development through Agribusiness for Women and Youth which highlighted the achievements of PROPEL in Jamaica over the past six years.

    Her Excellency Laurie Peters, High Commissioner of Canada, presents copies of crop manuals to the Hon. Audley Shaw (right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, at the Canadian High Commission in St. Andrew on October 18, 2018. At left is Alvin Murray, Senior Agricultural Coordinator (Regional), PROPEL. The occasion was a PROPEL-organised forum under the theme ‘Creating Opportunities: The Promotion of Sustainable Economic Development through Agribusiness for Women and Youth which highlighted the achievements of PROPEL in Jamaica over the past six years.

    Shaw sees potential for Jamaica as Canada legalises cannabis
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw, has...
  • Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in discussion with University of Technology (UTech) student at the commemoration of the annual World Food Day held at UTech in Papine, St. Andrew, on October 16, 2018. At right is the President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie. World Food Day was celebrated under the theme ‘Our Actions are our Future: A ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible’ with a tree planting ceremony as well as presentations on Food Security and Nutrition: The Regional/International Perspective, Food Security and School Feeding in Jamaica and the Potential of Agricultural Research to Impact Food Security in the Caribbean.

    Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in discussion with University of Technology (UTech) student at the commemoration of the annual World Food Day held at UTech in Papine, St. Andrew, on October 16, 2018. At right is the President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie. World Food Day was celebrated under the theme ‘Our Actions are our Future: A ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible’ with a tree planting ceremony as well as presentations on Food Security and Nutrition: The Regional/International Perspective, Food Security and School Feeding in Jamaica and the Potential of Agricultural Research to Impact Food Security in the Caribbean.

    Plant more trees – Shaw urges Jamaicans
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw, is urging...
  • Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Andrene Collings (left), shares a light moment with (from left) Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Stephen Wedderburn; and Former Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Public Service, Kelly Tomblin, at the 12th National Quality Awards (NQA) Ceremony and Banquet, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The awardees were Dairy Industries (Jamaica) Limited, awarded the NQA for Excellence in Manufacturing, Nestle Jamaica Limited (Distribution Centre) for Excellence in Service, Quality Systems Solution and Initiatives (QSSI) for Excellence in Small Business, and Advanced Farm Technologies, Jamaica Limited for Excellence in Agriculture. Other sectional awardees included Grace Food Processors (Canning Division), National Health Fund, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island, and Jamaica Tropical Foods Limited.

    Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Andrene Collings (left), shares a light moment with (from left) Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Stephen Wedderburn; and Former Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Public Service, Kelly Tomblin, at the 12th National Quality Awards (NQA) Ceremony and Banquet, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The awardees were Dairy Industries (Jamaica) Limited, awarded the NQA for Excellence in Manufacturing, Nestle Jamaica Limited (Distribution Centre) for Excellence in Service, Quality Systems Solution and Initiatives (QSSI) for Excellence in Small Business, and Advanced Farm Technologies, Jamaica Limited for Excellence in Agriculture. Other sectional awardees included Grace Food Processors (Canning Division), National Health Fund, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island, and Jamaica Tropical Foods Limited.

    Quality Assurance crucial to economic growth – Permanent Secretary
    Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...
  • Minister Shaw presents an apple tree to UTech student Natasha Stewart
    Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, presents...
  • Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, shares a light moment with (from left) Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC); Avril Leonce, Director of SME Partnership and Development, and Audrey Tugwell, Executive Vice-President, Retail Banking, both of Scotiabank; at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by JBDC under the theme ‘Disturb. Reconnect. Engage’ at the Jamaica Confere

    Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, shares a light moment with (from left) Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC); Avril Leonce, Director of SME Partnership and Development, and Audrey Tugwell, Executive Vice-President, Retail Banking, both of Scotiabank; at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by JBDC under the theme ‘Disturb. Reconnect. Engage’ at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on October 22, 2018.

    Employee Engagement Critical to Economic Growth – Minister Shaw
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the active...
  • Her Excellency Laurie Peters, High Commissioner of Canada, presents copies of crop manuals to the Hon. Audley Shaw (right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, at the Canadian High Commission in St. Andrew on October 18, 2018. At left is Alvin Murray, Senior Agricultural Coordinator (Regional), PROPEL. The occasion was a PROPEL-organised forum under the theme ‘Creating Opportunities: The Promotion of Sustainable Economic Development through Agribusiness for Women and Youth which highlighted the achievements of PROPEL in Jamaica over the past six years.

    Shaw sees potential for Jamaica as Canada legalises cannabis
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw, has...
  • Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in discussion with University of Technology (UTech) student at the commemoration of the annual World Food Day held at UTech in Papine, St. Andrew, on October 16, 2018. At right is the President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie. World Food Day was celebrated under the theme ‘Our Actions are our Future: A ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible’ with a tree planting ceremony as well as presentations on Food Security and Nutrition: The Regional/International Perspective, Food Security and School Feeding in Jamaica and the Potential of Agricultural Research to Impact Food Security in the Caribbean.

    Plant more trees – Shaw urges Jamaicans
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw, is urging...
  • Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Andrene Collings (left), shares a light moment with (from left) Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Stephen Wedderburn; and Former Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Public Service, Kelly Tomblin, at the 12th National Quality Awards (NQA) Ceremony and Banquet, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The awardees were Dairy Industries (Jamaica) Limited, awarded the NQA for Excellence in Manufacturing, Nestle Jamaica Limited (Distribution Centre) for Excellence in Service, Quality Systems Solution and Initiatives (QSSI) for Excellence in Small Business, and Advanced Farm Technologies, Jamaica Limited for Excellence in Agriculture. Other sectional awardees included Grace Food Processors (Canning Division), National Health Fund, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island, and Jamaica Tropical Foods Limited.

    Quality Assurance crucial to economic growth – Permanent Secretary
    Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...
  • Minister Shaw presents an apple tree to UTech student Natasha Stewart
    Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, presents...

Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, CD, MP


Minister without Portfolio


Donovan Stanberry, JP


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Steve Palmer, Processing Plant Manager at Best Dressed Chicken, view chickens on production line at the Best Dressed Chicken Further Processing Facility in Spring Village, St. Catherine, during a tour on October 19, 2018. Jamaica Broilers is one of the largest poultry producers in Jamaica, which is a $54-billion industry with...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views eggs at the ISO 9001:2015 Best Dressed Chicken Hatchery at White Marl, St. Catherine, along with Christopher Levy (right), Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Broilers Group; and Lori-Ann Patterson Thwaites, Hatchery Manager, during a tour of the facility on October 19, 2018. Over the past 5 years the...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views smoked chicken breast produced at the Best Dressed Chicken Further Processing Facility in Spring Village, St. Catherine, along with Christopher Levy (right), Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Broilers Group; during a tour of the facility on October 19, 2018. At centre is Further Processing Production Supervisor...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
From left, Avril Leonce, Director of SME Partnership and Development at Scotiabank, Alvin Day, Executive Coach and Author, and Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), peruse conference magazine at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by JBDC at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on October 22, 2018.
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Clement Branche, Coordinator, Human Resource Development Graduate Programmes Unit at the University of the West Indies, at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation under the theme ‘Disturb. Reconnect. Engage’ at the Jamaica Conference Centre in...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Alvin Day, Executive Coach and Author, autographs a copy of his book ‘If Caterpillars Can Fly, So Can I’ for presentation to the Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on October 22, 2018. Others from...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Steve Palmer, Processing Plant Manager at Best Dressed Chicken, view chickens on production line at the Best Dressed Chicken Further Processing Facility in Spring Village, St. Catherine, during a tour on October 19, 2018. Jamaica Broilers is one of the largest poultry producers in Jamaica, which is a $54-billion industry with...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views eggs at the ISO 9001:2015 Best Dressed Chicken Hatchery at White Marl, St. Catherine, along with Christopher Levy (right), Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Broilers Group; and Lori-Ann Patterson Thwaites, Hatchery Manager, during a tour of the facility on October 19, 2018. Over the past 5 years the...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views smoked chicken breast produced at the Best Dressed Chicken Further Processing Facility in Spring Village, St. Catherine, along with Christopher Levy (right), Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Broilers Group; during a tour of the facility on October 19, 2018. At centre is Further Processing Production Supervisor...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
From left, Avril Leonce, Director of SME Partnership and Development at Scotiabank, Alvin Day, Executive Coach and Author, and Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), peruse conference magazine at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by JBDC at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on October 22, 2018.
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Hon. Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Clement Branche, Coordinator, Human Resource Development Graduate Programmes Unit at the University of the West Indies, at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation under the theme ‘Disturb. Reconnect. Engage’ at the Jamaica Conference Centre in...
Published On: October 23rd, 2018
Alvin Day, Executive Coach and Author, autographs a copy of his book ‘If Caterpillars Can Fly, So Can I’ for presentation to the Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, at the opening ceremony of day one of the Employee Engagement Conference hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on October 22, 2018. Others from...

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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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