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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Towns & Cities
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
Farming Statistics
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
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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Government
Single-use plastic carrier bags charge England data
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This dataset provides the information submitted to government for the first year of single use carrier bag charging in England. It includes mandatory data on bags sold under the charge...
 
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Government Spending
Organogram of Staff Roles & Salaries
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Organogram (organisation chart) showing all staff roles. Names and salaries are also listed for the Senior Civil Servants. Organogram data is released by all central government...
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Environment
The UK Renewable Energy Planning Database
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
REPD tracks the progress of projects from inception, through planning, construction and operational phases
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Environment
UK Statistics on Waste
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The topics covered in this release are: Waste from households - UK and country level data (2010-14) Biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) sent to landfill - UK and country level data...
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Environment
Wild Bird Populations in the UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Bird populations have long been considered to provide a good indication of the broad state of wildlife in the UK. This is because they occupy a wide range of habitats and respond to...
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Environment
Average temperature and total rainfall in England and Wales
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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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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Society
Family food open data
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The National Food Survey was the predecessor of the Living Costs and Food Survey, and ran in some form from 1940 to 2000. Survey data from 1974 to 2000 is being provided as Open Data, in...
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Environment
Survey of public attitudes and behaviours towards the environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
People’s reported attitudes and behaviours towards key environmental issues, such as energy use, climate change, water use, waste, transport and the natural environment. Source agency:...
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