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Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Community Futures …

“We are responsible for improving and protecting the environment. We aim to grow a green economy and sustain thriving rural communities. We also support our world-leading food, farming and fishing industries.”

Denise Partington


DEFRA’S Purpose

Our broad remit means we play a major role in people’s day-to-day life, from the food we eat, and the air we breathe, to the water we drink.

We are here to make our air purer, our water clearer, our land greener and our food more sustainable.

Our mission is to restore and enhance the environment for the next generation, leaving it in a better state than we found it.

DEFRA’s Priority Outcomes

  • improve the envrinoment through cleaner air and water, minimised waste, and thriving plant and terrestrial and marine wildlife
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon storage in the agricultural, waste, peat and tree planting sectors to help deliver net zero
  • reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding and coastal erosion on people, businesses, communities and the envrionment
  • increase the sustainability, productivity and resilience of the agriculture, fishing, food and drink sectors, enahnce biosecurity at the border and raise animal welfare standards

Read DEFRA’s Outcome Delivery Plan to find out more about how they will deliver their outcomes and measure success.

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