Geographical targeted landscape management for reduced N pollution from agriculture

This paper argues that geographically targeted management of agricultural landscapes is key to achieve ambitious reduction targets for water, air and climate pollution in combination with a socio-economically sustainable food production, while simultaneously offering a significant potential for multiple other ecosystem services.

Guiding principles for the sequential implementation of various types of landscape-scale measures are provided and exemplified for Denmark, where a new paradigm for a more geographically targeted nitrogen regulation is implemented. It is concluded, that further development of landscape management measures hold a very large potential.