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Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) 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.


Hon. Floyd Green, MP


Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries


Dermon Luke Spence, JP


Permanent Secretary

Agriculture Ministry launches $18.4-million plantain pilot project

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 24 Jun 2021   

 

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has launched a 10-hectare plantain pilot project to be implemented by The Banana Board at a cost of approximately $18.4 million with a direct contribution of $8 million from farmers.

The project, which is aimed at stimulating the expansion of plantain production, will be implemented over a two-year period, targeting 16 plantain farmers across the parishes of St. Thomas and Portland, and is expected to yield 300 tonnes of plantains per year.   

“These farmers have been specifically chosen because of their practices and their...



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Green launches insurance coverage for fishing vessels

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 24 Jun 2021   

For the first time, Jamaica’s 26,000 registered fishers will have access to insurance coverage for their vessels, engines and other equipment with the launch of the Safety Net insurance policy provided by Advantage General Insurance Company.

“This Advantage Safety Net policy is the first of its kind. It is the first that artisanal fishers will be able to go into an insurance company to take out an insurance policy to protect their fishing vessels,” said Green.

Speaking at the virtual launch held at the Ministry Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on June 22, Green said the...



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Financial resources and access to climate-smart technologies critical for sustainable agriculture, says Green

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 17 Jun 2021   

The mobilization of financial resources that can assist youth and women as well as  the development of appropriate climate-smart technologies have been described as critical issues to be considered in the mobilization of women and youth involvement in the agricultural sector.

So said, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Floyd Green, as he  addressed participants at the  general debate of the 42nd Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Virtual Conference on June 15, 2021 under the theme ‘Agriculture Food Systems Transformation: from Strategy to Action’.

“The...



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$35 million allocated for agricultural scholarships to youths

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 17 Jun 2021   

Government will be providing $35 million this year for the provision of agricultural scholarships to students at the secondary and tertiary level through the Rio Tinto Scholarship Fund.

This announcement was made by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, at the virtual launch of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Virtual Achievement Day Expo held at its Duke Street offices in Kingston on June 16.

Green underscored the importance of youth in the sustainable growth of the agricultural sector, stating that they are a critical element of the new FACE (food security, agribusiness...



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