Case Study
Case Study 2: Effectiveness of land management policies and agri-environment interventions for reducing pollutant loads and maintaining environmental quality at the national scale.

The impacts of the suite of Countryside Stewardship options were reductions in national agricultural pollution of over 6% (nitrate) and 10% (phosphorus). Accounting for non-agricultural sources of pollution reduced the net overall impact of the options to 4% (nitrate) and 3% (phosphorus). There would also be a net reduction in GHG emissions from agriculture.