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
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
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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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
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
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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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
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
Farm Rents
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Estimates of average farm rent prices by farm type. The Farm Business Survey (FBS) provides information on the financial, physical and environmental performance of farm businesses in...
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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
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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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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