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
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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Transport
Environmental Noise Directive (END) Noise Mapping Agglomerations England Round 2
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Areas which the Secretary of State considers to be urban (with a population greater than or equal to 100,000 people) where, under the Environmental Noise Directive (Round 2), Defra is...
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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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Environment
Emissions of air pollutants
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The national statistics release that covers UK emissions of: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), ammonia (NH3)...
 
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Towns & Cities
Fly-tipping in England
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
A summary of fly-tipping incidents in England, by local authority. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation: Official Statistics not designated as National...
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Government
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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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
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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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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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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Government Spending
Defra Government Procurement Card spend - transactions over £500
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Defra has published all Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for Departmental GPC’s. The data published includes transactions that have a single transaction value of £500 or above....
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Environment
Spend over £25,000 in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
A monthly-updated list of all financial transactions spending over £25,000 made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as part of the Government's commitment to...
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