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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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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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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Transport
Road Noise - Lden - 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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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
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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