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Amount of agricultural land in Jersey (FOI)

Amount of agricultural land in Jersey (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 05 April 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


In the 2018 Statistics 51% of land was registered as Agricultural please could you give me the breakdown for 2023 or at least 2022.

Agricultural land in 2018:

  • agricultural land covered 5,895 hectares (32,748 vergées), which is 51% of the Island’s area (64,612 vergées)
  • agricultural land decreased by 100 hectares (553 vergées) compared with 2017
  • the area of Jersey Royal potatoes decreased by 86 hectares (478 vergées)
  • other potatoes (including autumn earlies and maincrop) decreased by 3 hectares (14 vergées)
  • the total area of outdoor fruit and vegetables saw a 4% decrease, of 114 hectares (633 vergées)
  • area of organic fruit and vegetable production increased by 39% to 52 hectares (289 vergées)


Please see the breakdown of Agricultural Land in 2023 below:

Agricultural land covered 4,561 hectares (25,359 vergées), which is 39% of the Island’s area (64,612 vergées). 

  • 1,472 vergées (264.7 ha) organic land
  • 13,212 vergées (2,376.3 ha) cover crops
  • 580 vergées (104.3 ha) local market crops​
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