Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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Group.png Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Predecessor• Ministry of Agriculture
• Fisheries and Food
• Department of the Environment
• Transport and the Regions
Parent organizationUK
HeadquartersNobel House, 17 Smith Square, London51°29′44″N 0°07′34″W, 51.49556°N 0.12611°W, 51.49556, -0.12611
Leaders• Secretary of State for Environment
• Food and Rural Affairs
Subgroups• Animal and Plant Health Agency
• Centre for Environment
• Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
• Rural Payments Agency
• Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Official narrative

Defra's websites states it's three main objectives as follows, “Secure a healthy natural environment for us all and deal with environmental risks; promote a sustainable, low-carbon and resource-efficient economy; ensure a thriving farming sector and a sustainable, healthy and secure food supply.”[1]


Management Board


  • Address: Defra, Customer Contact Unit, Eastbury House, 30 - 34 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TL
  • Contact Defra's Ministers: Defra, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR,
  • Phone: 08459 33 55 77
  • Fax: Customer Contact Unit 020 7238 2188

External Resources

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  1. The Defra website What do we do - our objectives in detail, Defra, 19 December 2008, accesed 11th February 2009