Floyd Green MP
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Mining
The Hon. Floyd O’Brian Green, MP was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining on May 22, 2023. The Ministry was renamed Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining, following the addition of the Mining Portfolio.
Prior to this, he served as Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, and before that, Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.
He is an Attorney-at-law and Member of Parliament who served as Jamaica’s youngest Minister of Agriculture. A son of St. Elizabeth, he is now serving his second term as Member of Parliament for St. Elizabeth South Western, known as Jamaica’s Bread Basket.
Floyd attended the Munro College and later studied at the University of the West Indies, where he read for a degree in History and a minor in Political Science at UWI, Mona, Jamaica. He was awarded a Bachelor of Law degree with Honours [LLB (Hons)] in 2006 from UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados and a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School (Jamaica), after which he began his career as an attorney-at-law.
Floyd served as president of the Student Guild at Cave Hill and went on to serve as president of the Caribbean’s first and largest young professional political organization, Generation 2000 (G2K), an affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party.
From 2016, he has served in the Jamaican Government as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information and then was assigned Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in 2019. During his years of service Floyd is credited with:
- Tabling Jamaica’s National Youth Policy
- Forming Jamaica Youth Advisory Council
- Reforming Jamaica’s Child Protection Agency – Child Protection and Family Services Agency
- Assessing the impact of Jamaica’s Creative Industry
- Lobbying for and bringing to fruition Jamaica’s first Group Life and Health Insurance for Farmers and Fisher folk
As Minister of Agriculture, Floyd crafted Jamaica’s New FACE of Food Strategy, which focused on strengthening food security, developing Agri Business, introducing Climate Smart Technologies and expanding Exports. Floyd believes his greatest achievement is being a father.