We are the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. 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. Our purpose is to unleash the economic potential of food and farming, nature and the countryside, champion the environment and provide security against floods, animal and plant diseases and other hazards.

Our priorities include, a cleaner, healthier environment, benefiting people and the economy, a world-leading food and farming industry, a thriving rural economy, contributing to national prosperity and wellbeing, a nation better-protected against floods, animal and plant diseases and other hazards, with strong response and recovery capabilities, excellent delivery on time and to budget and with outstanding value for money, an organisation continually striving to be the best, focussed on outcomes and constantly challenging itself. 

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