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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Environment
Air Quality Indicators
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The indicators measure annual levels of pollution from particulates (PM10) and ozone (O3), the two pollutants thought to have the greatest health impacts, along with the number of days of...
 
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Environment
Average temperature and total rainfall in England and Wales: 1845 to 2014
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Average temperature and total rainfall in England and Wales : 1845 to 2012. Annual and seasonal outflow and rainfall estimates for the United Kingdom and its component countries since...
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Defra Business Plan Quarterly Data Summary
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Business Plan Quarterly Data Summaries (QDS) are a core part of the transparency agenda. They provide the latest data on indicators included in Departmental Business Plans. The QDS...
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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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Workforce Management Information - Defra
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monthly management information on staff numbers and paybill costs in Civil Service departments, their agencies and their executive NDPBs. For workforce numbers, both payroll and...
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Environment
Government Major Projects Portfolio data for Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Each government department publishes detailed information about projects on the Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP). This September 2014 GMPP data is published in support of the...
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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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Environment
UK INSPIRE Monitoring Indicators Report
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The UK INSPIRE Monitoring Indicators Report provides information on UK progress towards implementation and use of the INSPIRE infrastructure. It is a statutory requirement for member...
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Environment
Defra national Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) modelled background concentrations
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Annually produced 1x1km background concentrations from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) national Pollution Climate (PCM) models. These are typically (but not...
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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
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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