Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon Audley Shaw (right), purchases carrots from farmer Ricky Robinson of Bull Savannah, St Elizabeth, at the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s Market Meets the Market by the Sea at the waterfront in downtown Kingston on February 7, 2019. The event was one of the JSE’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw says the country needs to use agriculture to grow the economy. In doing so, Jamaica could create wealth from the ground up, utilising creative financing with the assistance of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).
Minister Shaw made these comments while delivering the keynote address at the “Market meets Market on the Sea” event, held February 7, 2019 at the waterfront in downtown Kingston.
“We cannot grow the economy,” Minister Shaw said, “without growing agriculture.”
In this regard, the Minister said, linkages and innovation were necessary as he congratulated the Stock Exchange on conceptualising the market meets market event.
Mr Shaw pointed out that establishment, for example, of the Junior Stock Exchange had provided opportunities to strengthen the linkages between investments through the money markets to the agricultural sector.
Currently, he added, there were unprecedented opportunities for investment and growth in the agricultural sector.
The market meets market on the sea event was organised by the JSE as part of it activities to mark its 50th Anniversary. The event combined the display and sale of fresh traditional market produce and the marketing of information on investment and opportunities in the financial markets.
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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