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Case Study on nutrient management valuation in Rondonópolis municipality in the upper Pantanal Region of South America.

HomeCase Study on nutrient management valuation in Rondonópolis municipality in the upper Pantanal Region of South America.
HomeCase Study on nutrient management valuation in Rondonópolis municipality in the upper Pantanal Region of South America.

The exponential growth of human activities has changed the biogeochemical cycles 
worldwide in the last century (Sutton et al. 2013b). The scale of these changes has 
increased the necessity to develop joined-up approaches that optimize the planet’s 
nutrient cycles for delivery of our food and energy needs, while reducing threats to 
social and economic well-being, including threats to climate, ecosystem services and 
human health. The emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 
ammonia (NH3) to air, and loss of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) compounds to water 
is a direct consequence of these changes. These losses of N and P to air and water 
contribute to a web of interlinked environmental problems such as climate change, 
particulate matter in air, eutrophication, threatening the human health, biodiversity and 
ecological integrity