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
Fruit and vegetable wholesale prices
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
These publications give the average wholesale prices of selected home-grown horticultural produce. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation: National...
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Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) in the UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The compilation of the annually updated Geographical Information Systems (GIS) dataset of Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) boundaries in the UK is produced on behalf of Defra and the...
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Environment
Population of wild birds (England): 1970-2010
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Overall breeding bird populations in England have changed little compared with 40 years ago. In 2010 they were just above what they were in 1970, following a small decline of 1.5 per cent...
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Environment
Abstractions from non-tidal surface water and groundwater
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This publication covers the abstraction of water from non tidal, surface water and groundwater in England and Wales. Water is a vital resource that needs to be managed carefully to...
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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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Transport
Rail Noise - Lden - England Round 2
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Data indicating the level of noise according to the strategic noise mapping of rail sources within areas with a population of at least 100,000 people (agglomerations) and along Network...
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Environment
Register of quota holdings Fixed Quota Allocation (FQA register)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The FQA (Fixed Quota Allocation) Register is a list of fishing vessel licence and entitlement holders who hold FQA units. Details are given of the FQA units attributable to each licence...
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River Water Quality (Regions)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
River Water Quality (Regions), including East, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire-Humber & RDA Summary
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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
Ramsar sites
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
A Ramsar site is the land listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (the Ramsar...
 
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Transport
Rail Noise - Lnight - England Round 2
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Data indicating the level of noise according to the strategic noise mapping of rail sources within areas with a population of at least 100,000 people (agglomerations) and along Network...
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