Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Category: Ministerial department

We are the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health.

Defra is a ministerial department, supported by 38 agencies and public bodies.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

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Popular Datasets

Environment
Natural England INSPIRE WMS Service
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This WMS service represents a combined service of 11 datasets that make up Annex I & II dataset Natural England is supplying as part of INSPIRE directive. The datasets are...
 
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Environment
Abstractions from non-tidal surface water and groundwater
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Water is a vital resource that needs to be managed carefully to ensure that people have access to affordable and safe drinking water and sanitation, and that industry needs are met,...
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Environment
Water usage in agriculture and horticulture
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The results in this statistical notice are split into four sections covering: (i) water sources; (ii) water usage for irrigation; (iii) water usage for various activities (including...
 
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Environment
Emissions of air pollutants
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Presents results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK emissions. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation: National Statistics...
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Air Emissions: Particulate Matter (PM10)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Emissions of Particulate Matter (PM10) into the atmosphere. The data provide a score of intensity of the annual total emissions of PM10 in tonnes per year, at MSOA, and also provide a...
 
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Environment
Local Authority Collected Waste Management Statistics
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
National, regional and local authority level statistics detailing waste collected and disposed of by local authorities in England, in tonnes, method of collection and method of disposal....
 
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Environment
England Biodiversity Strategy Indicators
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Publication of the England Biodiversity Strategy Indicators (now renamed: Strategy for England’s Wildlife and Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity 2020 indicators: 2012 assessment’ ). Builds...
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Environment
UK-AIR ambient air quality data
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
UK-AIR (Air Information Resource) webpages providing in-depth information on air quality and air pollution in the UK. A range of information is available, from the latest pollution...
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Environment
Agricultural Price Index
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Prices received by producers for agricultural products (excludes subsidies) and prices paid by producers for agricultural inputs. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...
 
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Environment
North Sea fish stocks and stocks of North East Atlantic mackerel: 1964 to 2010 (Biomass Index)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Spawning stock biomass (SSB) is the total weight of all sexually mature fish in a population. Spawning stock biomass index (1964=100(mackerel 1980=100))
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Environment
Slaughter Statistics
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Presents statistics on the slaughter of cattle, sheep and pigs, dressed carcase weights and meat production. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation: National...
 
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Environment
Marine Conservation Zones
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are designated under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. MCZs protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology in...
 
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