You are here: Homepage > About Defra > About us > What we do

What we do

Structural Reform Priorities:

  1. Support and develop British farming and encourage sustainable food production
  2. Help to enhance the environment and biodiversity to improve quality of life
  3. Support a strong and sustainable green economy, resilient to climate change

Other major responsibilities:

  1. Prepare for and manage environment risk from animal and plant disease outbreaks
  2. Prepare for and manage environmental risk from flood emergencies

Read more about our Business Plan

Page last modified: 8 November 2010