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Plan of action against plant nutrient losses

The first Swedish action programme for reduced nitrogen leaching was produced as early as towards the end of the 1980s, when the eutrophication issue came to decision-makers' attention.

Since then, the programme has expanded to include measures for reducing losses of phosphorus and ammonia from agriculture. The work is based on international commitments and the Swedish environmental objectives. The most far-reaching or extensive measures are taken in areas deemed to be particularly vulnerable to nitrate pollution.

Last updated: 2009-09-15