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Draft Food Security Strategy documentation (FOI)

Draft Food Security Strategy documentation (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 January 2016.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I notice that Delta Innovation have on their website:

Project: A draft Food Security Strategy for the States of Jersey

Client: Department of the Environment, States of Jersey

I have not been able to track down this document which sets out:

  • To secure the availability of food
  • To secure the affordability of food
  • To secure the ability to produce food
  • ​To secure against supply shocks.

As the client is “Department of the Environment”, I ask for sight of this document from the Department of the Environment, or details of when they plan to make it public? Or if it is not complete, the estimated time for its completion and submission to the States of Jersey?

Please note that this deals with food security, including overseas supply chain, and is not the same as the Rural Economy Strategy, which I have located but which is much more limited in scope.


We can confirm that the public authority holds this information.

However, this information is exempt under Article 35 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and cannot be released. See explanation details below.


FOI exemption applied:

Article 35 - Formulation and development of policies

Information is qualified exempt information if it relates to the formulation or development of any proposed policy by a public authority.

Justification for exemption

A draft food security strategy is being prepared and will be integrated within the new Rural Economy Strategy (RES) due to be published in Autumn 2016.

Having considered the public interest, the public authority's decision is to withhold the information. 

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