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
Farming Statistics (unpublished)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Structure of the farming industry including crop areas, yields and production, livestock populations, detailed labour force figures and diversification activity for England and the United...
 
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Environment
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
Noise exposure data - England
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The data show the estimated number of people affected by noise from road traffic, railway and industrial sources, based on an annual average 24 hour period for the situation in 2011. The...
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Environment
The United Kingdom fishing Vessel List
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Marine & Fisheries Agency Statistics releases of lists of current registered UK commercial fishing vessels
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Environment
Environmental Liability Incidents Recorded by UK Regulators
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Environmental Liability: spreadsheets providing information about the number and type of incidents recorded by UK regulators during 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 under legislation...
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Towns & Cities
Database of registered common land in England
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The commons database has been developed over a ten-year period up until 2000. The database was originally designed as rudimentary day-to-day working tool for storing data generated from...
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Environment
Sensitive areas currently identified in the UK under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive since 1994
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This lists current designations of sensitive areas identified under the urban waste water treatment directive across the UK. Environmental waters are designated as sensitive areas where...
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Mapping
Sheep and Goats annual inventory (unpublished)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Records of the number of sheep and goats kept on individual premises and the purpose they are kept for e.g. meat, wool, dairy etc. Additional information held includes the County Parish...
 
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Environment
Index of the UK population of wild birds - Individual species indices
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
UK wild bird populations is now available from here: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/wild_bird_populations Index of the UK population of wild birds - Individual species indices
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Environment
WRF (Weather Research Forecast) modelled meteorological data
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
10x10km UK grids and 50x50km European grids of various meteorological parameters including wind speed, direction and surface temperature. Maps produced daily for up to 3 days ahead as...
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