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Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms

N.B. Acronyms for Defra-sponsored Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) not listed here can be found on our Agencies & NDPBs page.

See also our A-Z site index and Veterinary surveillance glossary

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AAPS

Arable Area Payments Scheme

ACAF

Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs

ADNS

Agricultural Disease notification System

ADS

Agriculture Development Scheme

AEBC

Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission

AHDO

Animal Health Divisional Office

AHO

Animal Heath Office

AHW

Animal Health and Welfare

AHWP

Animal Health and Welfare Planning Division

AHWS

Animal Health and Welfare Strategy

AI

artificial insemination

AMES

Animal Health and Welfare Management & Environment System

ARAD

[Welsh Assembly Government] Agriculture and Rural Affairs Department

AUK

Agriculture in the United Kingdom [publication]

AWB

Agricultural Wages Board

 

BACI

Business Area Change Initiative

BARB

Born after the reinforced feed ban

BBSRC

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - has replaced Agriculture and Food Research Council

BCG

Bacille Calmette-Guerin

BCMS

British Cattle Movement Service (runs the Cattle Tracing System)

BSC

Balanced Scorecard

BSE

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

BSI

British Standards Institute

BSPS

Beef Special Premium Scheme

BT

Bluetongue

BTV

Bluetongue Virus

BVD

bovine viral diarrhoea

 

CAC

Codex Alimentarius Commission (FAO/WHO)

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy (EU)

CCS2005

Case Control Study 2005

CEFAS

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Defra Executive Agency)

CEH

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

CFP

Common Fisheries Policy (EU)

CGMA

Covent Garden Market Authority

CID

Cattle Identification Documents

CITES

[Washington] Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species [in Flora and Fauna] (UN)

CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease see also vCJD

CoE

Council of Europe

COGAP

Code of Good Agricultural Practice

COMA

Committee on Medical Aspects [of Food and Nutrition Policy] (DH)

COPCOS

Code of Practice for the Control of Salmonella

COT

Committee on Toxicity [of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment] (DH)

CPH

County Parish Holding number

CSA

Chief Scientific Advisor

CSFS

Compulsory Scrapie Flocks Scheme

CSL

Central Science Laboratory (Defra Executive Agency)

CSS

Countryside Stewardship Scheme (ERDP scheme)

CTS/CTS Online

Cattle Tracing System / Cattle Tracing System Online

 

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DANI

Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland - now DARDNI

DARD[NI]

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development [Northern Ireland]

DBES

Date Based Export Scheme

DFR

Directorate of Fisheries Research - now CEFAS

DFT

Department for Transport

DG

Directorate General

DGMT

Directorate General Management Team

DICE

Defra Import/Export Consultation Exchange

DH

Department of Health

DTLR

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions - now DFT and ODPM

DVM

Divisional Veterinary Manager

 

EA

Environment Agency

EAGGF

European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EC)

EC

European Communities

ECN

Environmental Change Network

ECS

Energy Crops Scheme (ERDP scheme)

ECUG

Export Certification User Group

EFSA

European Food Safety Authority

EID

Electronic Identification Device

EIG

England Implementation Group

EHO

Environmental Health Office/r

ELS

Entry Level Stewardship [Environmental Stewardship Scheme]

EN

English Nature

ERDP

England Rural Development Programme

ESA

Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ERDP scheme)

EU

European Union

 

FABBL

Farm Assured British Beef and Lamb

FAC

Food Advisory Committee

FADN

Farm Accountancy Data Network (EC)

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization [of the United Nations]

FAPAS

Food Analysis Performance Assessment Scheme

FAWC

Farm Animal Welfare Council

FBS

Farm Business Survey

FEOGA

Fonds Europeen d'Orientation et de Garantie Agricole (see EAGGF for English translation)

FEPA

Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

FES

Family Expenditure Survey

FFB

Food From Britain

FHP

Farm Health Planning

FIFG

Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (EU)

FIUK

Farm Incomes in the United Kingdom [statistical publication]

FMD

Foot and Mouth Disease

FMQ

Farm Management Questionnaire

FRCA

Farming and Rural Conservation Agency - former MAFF Executive Agency

FSA 1990

Food Safety Act 1990

FSA

Food Standards Agency

FSE

Farm Scale Evaluations

FWAG

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group

FWPS

Farm Woodland Premium Scheme (ERDP scheme)

 

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GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GB

Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

GM

Genetically Modified

GO

Government Office

 

HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

HDC

Horticulture Development Council

HFAS

Hill Farm Allowance Scheme (ERDP scheme)

HGCA

Home Grown Cereals Authority

HLCA

Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowances

HLS

Higher Level Stewardship [Environmental Stewardship Scheme]

HMRC

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

HRI

Horticulture Research International

 

IACS

Integrated Administration and Control System

IAH

Institute for Animal Health

IBR

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis

ICM

Integrated Crop Management

ID

Identification

IFR

Institute for Food Research

IGER

Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research

IOS

International Organisation for Standardisation

ITE

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

IWA

Interim Working Agreement

IWC

International Whaling Commission

 

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JRA

Joint Regulatory Authority (UK cross-departmental authority covering GMO releases)

 

LEAF

Linking Environment and Farming

LERAPs

Local Environment Risk Assessments for Pesticides

LFA

Less Favoured Area

LGC

Laboratory of the Government Chemist

LSK

Learning Skills and Knowledge [programme]

 

MAGP

Multi-Annual Guidance Programme

MB

[Defra] Management Board

MDS

Marketing Development Scheme

MHS

Meat Hygiene Service (Agency of Food Standards Agency)

MRL

Maximum Residue Level

MRM

Mechanically Recovered Meat

MRSA

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

 

NAWAD

National Assembly for Wales Agriculture Department - now ARAD

NBU

National Bee Unit

NDPB

Non Departmental Public Body

NERC

Natural Environment Research Council

NFA

National Feed Audit

NFS

National Food Survey

NFU

National Farmers Union

NNR

National Nature Reserve

NOTIS

Naturally Occurring Toxicants Information System

NRPB

National Radiological Protection Board

NSA

Nitrate Sensitive Area

NTF

Nutrition Task Force

NVZ

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

 

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ODPM

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

OFS

Organic Farming Scheme (ERDP scheme)

OIE

Office International des Epizooties

OP

Organophosphorus pesticide

OTF

Officially bTB-free

OTMS

Over Thirty Month Scheme

OVS

Official Veterinary Surgeons

 

PCA

Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration [Ombudsman]

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

PCRP

Policy Centre Review Programme

PDNS

porcine dermatitis nephropathy syndrome

PDV

phocine distemper virus

PES

Public Expenditure Survey

PETS

Pet Travel Scheme [pet passports]

PHSI

Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate

PIDC

Potato Industry Development Council

PMB

Potato Marketing Board (now British Potato Council)

PMG

Processing and Marketing Grant (ERDP scheme)

PMSO

Programme Management Support Office

PMWS

post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome

PRRS

porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome

PTFS

parish testing frequencies

PSD

Pesticides Safety Directorate (Defra Executive Agency)

PVRO

Plant Variety Rights Office

 

RBCT

Randomised Badger Culling Trial

RBST

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

RCVS

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

RDR

Rural Development Regulations

RDS

Rural Development Service (Defra)

RES

Rural Enterprise Scheme (ERDP scheme)

RNI

Reference Nutrient Intake

RPA

Rural Payments Agency (Defra Executive Agency)

RT-PCR

 

reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction

 

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SAC

Scottish Agricultural College

SAPS

Sheep Annual Premium Scheme

SBM

Specified Bovine Material

SBO

Specified Bovine Offal

SCC

Social Cost of Carbon

SCF

Scientific Committee for Food [EC]

SCIMAC

Supply Chain Initiative on Modified Agricultural Crops

SCOFCAH

Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (EU)

SCPS

Suckler Cow Premium Scheme

SEAC

Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee

SEERAD

Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department

SFI

Sea Fisheries Inspectorate

SFIA

Sea Fish Industry Authority

SGCAFS

Steering Group on the Chemical Aspects of Food Surveillance

SGM

Standard Gross Margin

SME

Small and medium sized enterprises

SMLDP

Senior Managers Leadership Development Programme

SOAEFD

Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department - now SEERAD

SPC

Shadow Price of Carbon

SPS

Single Payment Scheme

SR04

Spending Review 2004

SRM

Specified Risk Material

SSC

Scientific Steering Committee

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

SVS

State Veterinary Service

 

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TB

Tuberculosis

TRACES

[EU] Trade Control and Expert System

TSE

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

TSO

Trading Standards Office/r

 

UK

United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)

UKBAP

United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan

UKROFS

United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Standards

 

vCJD

variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

VLA

Veterinary Laboratories Agency (Defra Executive Agency)

VMD

Veterinary Medicines Directorate (Defra Executive Agency)

VO

Veterinary Officers

VPC

Veterinary Products Committee

VSFS

Voluntary Scrapie Flocks Scheme

VTRI

Veterinary Training and Research Initiative

VTS

Vocational Training Scheme (ERDP scheme)

 

WASK

Welfare at slaughter or killing

WEGS

Welsh Ewe Genotyping Scheme

WGS

Wooodland Grant Scheme (Forestry Commission scheme)

WNV

West Nile virus

WHO

World Health Organization [of the United Nations]

WPPR

Working Party on Pesticide Residues

WTO

World Trade Organization

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