The Agro Parks Programme of the Ministry of Agriculture is intended to facilitate the expansion of the productive capacity of the agricultural sector by building out the infrastructure to support SME investments in the production of selected crops and livestock directed towards import substitution and replacement, as well as, the provision of raw material for agro-processing and non-traditional exports.
The programme is for MSMEs in the agricultural sector who wish to engage into production to tap into local and international value-chains.
The Agro Parks are being developed to build capacity for SMEs in agriculture to produce crops:
To support the substitution and or replacement of selected imported crops;
For agro processors, fresh produce exporters, and school feeding programme, hotels and restaurants and other supply chains, thereby increasing incomes, wealth creation, and reducing poverty.
Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.
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.