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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WasteDataFlow - Local Authority waste management
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Statistical data covering collection and recycling of waste based on a quarterly survey from local authorities. This is the entire raw dataset. Please see explanatory note for full...
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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
June Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture, UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The June survey of Agriculture and Horticulture is an annual survey which collects detailed information on arable and horticultural cropping activities, land usage, livestock populations...
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Mapping
Pesticide Residues in Food
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The data set shows pesticide residues in 5 different food types: beans with pods; grapes; okra; potato; and prepared fresh fruit, plus a summary table. The UK carry out a national...
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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
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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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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Transport
Road Noise - LAeq 16h - England Round 2
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Data indicating the level of noise according to the strategic noise mapping of road sources within areas with a population of at least 100,000 people (agglomerations) and along major...
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Transport
Noise Action Planning Important Areas Round 2 England
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Noise Action Plans are required by the Environmental Noise Directive. The 3 Noise Action Plans provide a framework for the local management of the Important Areas. Attribution statement:
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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
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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