Defra Evidence and Analysis Series

Defra places research and analysis at the heart of policy-making.

Defra’s economists, statisticians and social and operational researchers work as an integral part of the policy process to answer some of the key questions facing our society: How should we prepare for climate change? How can we safeguard environmental resources for future generations whilst still meeting the needs of today? How can we adequately value the goods and services provided by the natural environment in decision making?

The Defra Evidence and Analysis Series brings the department’s research and evidence base to a wider audience, creating the basis for discussion with the academic, business and policy-making community.

Older Evidence and Analysis Series information can be found on the National Archives website.


Published 17 July 2013
Last updated 14 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the "The future for food, farming and the environment: policy statement" publication which includes the Agriculture Bill: Analysis and economic rationales for government intervention document.
  2. First published.