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  • Tomlin Coleman (left) explains the process of manufacturing activated charcoal to delegates of the Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium, during a tour of his farm in Lacovia, St. Elizabeth, on November 29, 2018. Others from left are Gladstone Rose( partially hidden), Special Projects Director at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Prof Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation(INBAR) in China, and Pablo Jácome Estrella, Regional Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean, INBAR.

    Tomlin Coleman (left) explains the process of manufacturing activated charcoal to delegates of the Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium, during a tour of his farm in Lacovia, St. Elizabeth, on November 29, 2018. Others from left are Gladstone Rose( partially hidden), Special Projects Director at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Prof Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation(INBAR) in China, and Pablo Jácome Estrella, Regional Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean, INBAR.

    Hutchinson champions bamboo industry
    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...
  • Director, Projects and Programmes, MSME Division, MICAF, Clifford Spencer (5th right) poses with participants of the recently concluded Farmer Field School training programme, which was conducted by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Occasion was the first Farmers’ Expo hosted by the Wilmington Community Development Committee in partnership with the Social Development Commission, St. Thomas 4-H and RADA, at the Wilmington Primary School, St. Thomas, on November 29.

    Director, Projects and Programmes, MSME Division, MICAF, Clifford Spencer (5th right) poses with participants of the recently concluded Farmer Field School training programme, which was conducted by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Occasion was the first Farmers’ Expo hosted by the Wilmington Community Development Committee in partnership with the Social Development Commission, St. Thomas 4-H and RADA, at the Wilmington Primary School, St. Thomas, on November 29.

    Ministry commends Wilmington farmers
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has praised the country’s...
  • Hon J. C. Hutchinson (2nd right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, receives a copy of ‘Booming Bamboo’ book from Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), during a courtesy call at his Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on Monday, November 26. Others, from left, are Gladstone Rose, Special Projects Director, Stephen Wedderburn, Executive Director, both of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, and Hao Ying, Director Membership Affairs, INBAR. Prof Lu Wenming is visiting Jamaica to attend a three-day Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston starting November 27 and culminating with a tour of bamboo facilities by delegates on Thursday, November 29.

    Hon J. C. Hutchinson (2nd right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, receives a copy of ‘Booming Bamboo’ book from Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), during a courtesy call at his Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on Monday, November 26. Others, from left, are Gladstone Rose, Special Projects Director, Stephen Wedderburn, Executive Director, both of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, and Hao Ying, Director Membership Affairs, INBAR. Prof Lu Wenming is visiting Jamaica to attend a three-day Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston starting November 27 and culminating with a tour of bamboo facilities by delegates on Thursday, November 29.

    Jamaica hosts Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium
    As Jamaica prepares to host the International Bamboo Symposium Minister without Portfolio...
  • Import Licences for Romaine Lettuce Suspended Following E. coli Outbreak in the USA
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, through its Plant Quarantine...
  • Hon Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, discusses the importance of the local value chain development to Jamaica’s economy with (from left) Ricardo Nuncio, Managing Director of Red Stripe, and Noel daCosta, Chairman, Desnoes & Geddes Foundation, at Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew on November 21, 2018. The occasion was Red Stripe’s Knowledge Forum, which was organised under the theme ‘Beyond Talk: The Commercialization of the Cassava Value Chain.

    Hon Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, discusses the importance of the local value chain development to Jamaica’s economy with (from left) Ricardo Nuncio, Managing Director of Red Stripe, and Noel daCosta, Chairman, Desnoes & Geddes Foundation, at Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew on November 21, 2018. The occasion was Red Stripe’s Knowledge Forum, which was organised under the theme ‘Beyond Talk: The Commercialization of the Cassava Value Chain.

    Agri minister calls for increased use of local ingredients in manufacturing
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, is calling on...
  • Tomlin Coleman (left) explains the process of manufacturing activated charcoal to delegates of the Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium, during a tour of his farm in Lacovia, St. Elizabeth, on November 29, 2018. Others from left are Gladstone Rose( partially hidden), Special Projects Director at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Prof Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation(INBAR) in China, and Pablo Jácome Estrella, Regional Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean, INBAR.

    Hutchinson champions bamboo industry
    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...
  • Director, Projects and Programmes, MSME Division, MICAF, Clifford Spencer (5th right) poses with participants of the recently concluded Farmer Field School training programme, which was conducted by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Occasion was the first Farmers’ Expo hosted by the Wilmington Community Development Committee in partnership with the Social Development Commission, St. Thomas 4-H and RADA, at the Wilmington Primary School, St. Thomas, on November 29.

    Ministry commends Wilmington farmers
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has praised the country’s...
  • Hon J. C. Hutchinson (2nd right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, receives a copy of ‘Booming Bamboo’ book from Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), during a courtesy call at his Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on Monday, November 26. Others, from left, are Gladstone Rose, Special Projects Director, Stephen Wedderburn, Executive Director, both of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, and Hao Ying, Director Membership Affairs, INBAR. Prof Lu Wenming is visiting Jamaica to attend a three-day Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston starting November 27 and culminating with a tour of bamboo facilities by delegates on Thursday, November 29.

    Jamaica hosts Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium
    As Jamaica prepares to host the International Bamboo Symposium Minister without Portfolio...
  • Import Licences for Romaine Lettuce Suspended Following E. coli Outbreak in the USA
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, through its Plant Quarantine...
  • Hon Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, discusses the importance of the local value chain development to Jamaica’s economy with (from left) Ricardo Nuncio, Managing Director of Red Stripe, and Noel daCosta, Chairman, Desnoes & Geddes Foundation, at Mona Visitors’ Lodge in St. Andrew on November 21, 2018. The occasion was Red Stripe’s Knowledge Forum, which was organised under the theme ‘Beyond Talk: The Commercialization of the Cassava Value Chain.

    Agri minister calls for increased use of local ingredients in manufacturing
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, is calling on...

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: December 5th, 2018
Hon J.C. Hutchinson (3rd right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views bamboo products on display at Bamboo Jamaica along with delegates of the Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium during a tour of the factory on November 29, 2018. The tour was organised as part of the symposium, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on November...
Published On: December 4th, 2018
Director, Projects and Programmes, MSME Division, MICAF, Clifford Spencer (left) in discussion with Chairperson, Wilmington Community Development Committee, Allison Cummings (centre) and Parish Manager, 4-H, St. Thomas, Kadian Francis (right). Occasion was the first Farmers’ Expo hosted by the Wilmington Community Development Committee in partnership with the Social Development Commission, St. Thomas 4-H and RADA,...

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Published On: December 4th, 2018
In an effort to increase the export of nontraditional products and support the development of Jamaica’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), JAMPRO, in partnership with the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), launched the third installment of the agency’s flagship export development programme, Export Max on November 29, 2018...
Published On: November 26th, 2018
Hon J. C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views token received from Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), during a courtesy call at his Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on Monday, November 26. Prof Lu Wenming is visiting Jamaica to attend a three-day Caribbean International...
Published On: November 26th, 2018
Hon J.C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, welcomes Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, to Jamaica during a courtesy call at his Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on Monday, November 26. Prof Lu Wenming is visiting Jamaica to attend a three-day Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium...
Published On: December 5th, 2018
Hon J.C. Hutchinson (3rd right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views bamboo products on display at Bamboo Jamaica along with delegates of the Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium during a tour of the factory on November 29, 2018. The tour was organised as part of the symposium, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on November...
Published On: December 4th, 2018
Director, Projects and Programmes, MSME Division, MICAF, Clifford Spencer (left) in discussion with Chairperson, Wilmington Community Development Committee, Allison Cummings (centre) and Parish Manager, 4-H, St. Thomas, Kadian Francis (right). Occasion was the first Farmers’ Expo hosted by the Wilmington Community Development Committee in partnership with the Social Development Commission, St. Thomas 4-H and RADA,...

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Published On: December 4th, 2018
In an effort to increase the export of nontraditional products and support the development of Jamaica’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), JAMPRO, in partnership with the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), launched the third installment of the agency’s flagship export development programme, Export Max on November 29, 2018...
Published On: November 26th, 2018
Hon J. C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views token received from Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), during a courtesy call at his Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on Monday, November 26. Prof Lu Wenming is visiting Jamaica to attend a three-day Caribbean International...
Published On: November 26th, 2018
Hon J.C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, welcomes Prof. Lu Wenming, Deputy Director General, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, to Jamaica during a courtesy call at his Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on Monday, November 26. Prof Lu Wenming is visiting Jamaica to attend a three-day Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium...

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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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