MICAF Press Releases - 2017

October 2017

Samuda pledges $80 million to support coffee farmers - (04/10/2017

September 2017

Consumers urged to be vigilant Ė DG Brown - (29/09/2017)

Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry paves way for access to Chinese fisheries market - (25/09/2017)

Monymusk to Remain Open - (20/09/2017)

Agriculture Minister Announces Changes to the Regime for the Importation of Refined Sugar - (20/09/2017)

Commerce Ministry to work with Sport Ministry to increase the promotion of intellectual property rights in sport - (20/09/2017)

Ministry supports aquaponics farming - (19/09/2017)

Hutchinson welcomes partnership for distribution of new fertilizers - (14/09/2017)

Ministry stresses importance of food safety and adherence to international food standards - (07/09/2017)

Samuda calls for more growth in the fisheries sector - (05/09/2017)

August 2017

Government to Implement Pre-Shipment Inspection Process for Imported Used Vehicles - (31/08/2017)

Agri Ministry collaborating with Security Ministry to boost agricultural production at Richmond Farm Correctional Centre - (23/08/2017)

Statement on alleged shortage of sugar in the distributive trade August 21, 2017 - (22/08/2017)

2017 Ė 2018 Conch Close Season begins September 1 - (18/08/2017)

Stanberry says agriculture critical to rural development - (14/08/2017)

July 2017

Agriculture ministry donates bee-keeping equipment - (28/07/2017)

Agri Ministry hails JSIF/REDI support to the sector - (27/07/2017)

Samuda welcomes CB Groupís entry into the fresh produce market - (19/07/2017)

Ministry to allocate funds for assistance to farmers through MPs - (18/07/2017)

Jamaica needs to take full advantage of nutraceutical industry - (14/07/2017)

Samuda: The Show will go on - (13/07/2017)

Agro-economic zone to be established by private investor in Hanover - (07/07/2017)

Agriculture Minister welcomes FAOís Focus on Climate Change - (05/07/2017)

Hutchinson urges investors to get on board agro processing - (04/07/2017)

June 2017

Compliance with the Revised Sugar Standard JS: 102 to become effective July 1 - (26/06/2017)

National Development Foundation of Jamaica and MSME Alliance sign Partnership Agreement - (23/06/2017)

Chile and Jamaica to explore possible bilateral relations on agriculture - (16/06/2017)

Industry Ministry encourages producers to become HACCP-certified - (15/06/2017)

MSMEs urged to use Intellectual Property assets for growth - (15/06/2017)

Ministry urges farmers to ďtag and traceĒ cattle - (13/06/2017)

Hutchinson calls for greater integration of technology in agriculture - (09/06/2017)

Industry Ministry says social enterprises critical for growth - (08/06/2017)

$118m Allocated for Farmers Affected by Recent Flood Rains - (07/06/2017)

Stanberry calls for increased investment in cocoa production - (01/06/2017)

May 2017

May Rains Cost Agriculture Sector $800m - (31/05/2017)

Stanberry lauds completion of St Mary cold storage facility - (29/05/2017)

Real statistics needed on the MSME sector- Stanberry - (26/05/2017)

RADA issues advisory to Irish potato farmers - (19/05/2017)

Govít to launch pepper programme in Manchester - (18/05/2017)

Agriculture Ministry Assessing Impact of Flooding on Farmers - (18/05/2017)

MSMEs critical to economic growth and social transformation - Wedderburn - (12/05/2017)

Govít and EU sign consultancy agreement to review sugar industry model - (11/05/2017)

Samuda wants cassava cultivation to expand to 10,000 acres of land - (05/05/2017)

April 2017

Agriculture Ministry Addresses Beet Army Worm Outbreak - (28/04/2017)

New Fisheries Bill to promote transparency Ė Samuda - (25/04/2017)

CAC Secures Over J$21.5 Million In Refunds/Compensation For Consumers - (25/04/2017)

Put farmers on idle lands Ė Hutchinson - (24/04/2017)

Ministry warning the public to be careful when purchasing green ginger - (21/04/2017)

Ministry urges St Ann farmers to increase production - (21/04/2017)

Samuda wants JBDC locations in all parishes - (18/04/2017)

Chang hails role of agriculture in national economic growth - (18/04/2017)

Hutchinson supports establishment of national bee farmersí group - (10/04/2017)

Technology to drive the agricultural sector - (05/04/2017)

Minister reiterates that agriculture will contribute to growth - (04/04/2017)

Government lifts ban on corned beef - (04/04/2017)

Samuda wants Monymusk to target 500,000 tonnes of cane in the next 5 years - (04/04/2017)

$900,000 contributed to School Garden and Breakfast Programmes - (04/04/2017)

March 2017

Banana, plantain production increase in 2016 - (31/03/2017)

Samuda wants measurable targets for expansion of fisheries industry - (31/03/2017)

Samuda calls on distributors to work with farmers to grow agriculture - (28/03/2017)

Samuda wants young people to be involved in Irish potato production - (28/03/2017)

Stanberry recommends restructuring and repositioning of sugar industry - (24/03/2017)

Govít begins removal exercise of all brands of corned beef imported from Brazil - (22/03/2017)

Government imposes temporary ban on Brazilian corned beef - (20/03/2017)

Jamaica committed to expanding exports to UK - (17/03/2017)

Stanberry urges public servants to plan for retirement - (17/03/2017)

St. Elizabeth farmers quadruples cultivation of Irish potatoes - (13/03/2017)

February 2017

Agriculture minister calls for adaptation of technology in livestock sector - (20/02/2017)

Get involved in the sugar industry, says Minister Samuda - (16/02/2017)

Samuda commits to revitalisation of dairy industry - (13/02/2017)

Govít spending $30m on water-harvesting projects in St. Ann - (13/02/2017)

Samuda wants cocoa expansion - (07/02/2017)

Agriculture Minister urges Farmers to expand Coffee Production beyond Blue Mountains - (02/02/2017)

Dairy Board trains farmers in pesticide treatment - (01/02/2017)

January 2017

Dairy Board programme increases milk production - (31/01/2017)

Minister Hutchinson encourages students to become environmental ambassadors - (30/01/2017)

Standard labelling and packaging to include granulated sugar - (26/01/2017)

Algix Jamaica licensed for export - (23/01/2017)

Government receives Ä6.5m for Sugar Programme - (23/01/2017)

Fisheries Division gets new home - (16/01/2017)

Govít to launch campaign against illicit cane burning - (13/01/2017)

Agriministry gets seed production boost from CARDI - (12/01/2017)

Minister Samuda approves new licensing regime for spiny lobster - (09/01/2017)

Govít seeking investors to operate Monymusk Sugar Factory - (05/01/2017)

Minister Samuda warns against illicit burning of sugar cane - (04/01/2017)

New Brown Sugar Standard Gazetted - (03/01/2017)

Ministerial Order on Frosty Pod Rot of Cocoa Disease Withdrawn - (03/01/2017)


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