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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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
Emissions of air pollutants
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This publication covers UK emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), ammonia (NH3) and particulate matter (PM10 and PM...
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Environment
June Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture, England
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
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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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
Slaughter Statistics
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Presents statistics on the slaughter of cattle, sheep and pigs, dressed carcase weights and meat production. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Designation: National...
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