Position Paper - Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Nutrient Performance Indicators. A publication of the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management

United Nations Environment Programme ; Global Partnership on Nutrient Management

This paper offers the technical basis and supporting research for using Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) as a performance indicator to improve global food production and control the potential harmful environmental impacts of excess nitrogen-based compounds from manufactured and animal waste fertilizers. NUE implies a more precise application of nutrients that is based on current agronomic principles in combination with other factors like soil health, water availability, climate, and type of crop.

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