Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Also called DEFRA. A department of the British government responsible for regulation of agriculture and fishing, enforcement of safety standards in food, and protection of the environment. It was established in 2001 as part of a merger of previously existing departments and offices.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

the UK government department responsible for administering government policies in the areas of environmental protection and ‘green issues’ (see POLLUTION), the countryside, and agriculture, food and fisheries.
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Ms Sarah Elizabeth HENDRY Head, Global Atmosphere Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
A Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) spokeswoman explained the hosepipe ban as it stands is "confusing and has big gaps in it".
The findings will not be released before Monday morning, said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra
But although half could be recycled, nearly 80 per cent will end up in the bin, said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is hosting the meeting so that farmers and growers can learn more about its Organic Farming Scheme, which offers farmers payments of up to pounds 150 per hectare over five years for converting to organic methods.
The funding is available for rural business projects in the region under the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs rural enterprise scheme.
The additional support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) comes at a time when food exports have risen by 5% this year, compared with the same period last year.
The MMO (as an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) require an increase in marine surveillance to monitor, control and enforce sustainable fishing practices.
The organisation's duties will be split between the Health Department and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
But, despite the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs being alerted to the incident immediately, none of the affected farmers were told of the breach until the Environment Secretary made a statement yesterday.
It was reported that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs had been ordered to cut its spending by pounds 200m in six months, with the Environment Agency expected to bear the brunt.
A consultation on a possible cull was launched last month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of its effort to control bovine tuberculosis.
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