Within the agricultural system, nitrogen and phosphorus from imported fertilisers and feed are transformed to manure, feed, and food products. A large portion of nutrients moves through the livestock sector. Only about half of the nutrients in fertiliser and manure are converted to harvested crops. Excess nutrients can be stored in soils or leak to lakes, streams, and the Baltic Sea. The relative magnitude of nutrient flows is shown by the arrow widths. Sources: Baltic Eye compilation of data from Eurostat, the Russian Federation Federal State Statistical Service, and Belarusinfo.
 

Within the agricultural system, nitrogen and phosphorus from imported fertilisers and feed are transformed to manure, feed, and food products. A large portion of nutrients moves through the livestock sector. Only about half of the nutrients in fertiliser and manure are converted to harvested crops. Excess nutrients can be stored in soils or leak to lakes, streams, and the Baltic Sea. The relative magnitude of nutrient flows is shown by the arrow widths. Sources: Baltic Eye compilation of data from Eurostat, the Russian Federation Federal State Statistical Service, and Belarusinfo.

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