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    Union Catalogue of Agricultural Libraries in the Netherlands

    The WUR Library Catalogue contains bibliographic data on books and periodicals held by the libraries of Wageningen University and Research Centre and some 15 associated libraries. Holding data are added to each record.

    Subjects covered include Agrotechnology, Food and Food Production, Plant and Animal Sciences, Soil Science, Geo-information, Landscape and Spatial Planning, Water and Climate, Ecosystem Studies, Economics and Society.

    The joint collections of the participating libraries cover a substantial part of the internationally available scientific literature in these disciplines.

    As far as Dutch scientific literature in these fields is concerned, coverage can be considered near 100%, including much of the so-called "grey literature".

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Record number 104148
Title Indische bergcultuurondernemingen voornamelijk in Zuid-Sumatra : gegevens en beschouwingen
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door Theophile George Emil Hoedt
Author(s) Hoedt, T.G.E.
Publisher Wageningen : Veenman
Publication year 1930
Description 243 p.
Notes Proefschrift Wageningen
Tutors Kielstra, Prof. Dr. J.C.
Graduation date 1930-06-26
Dissertation no. 53
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Highland crops was here used of tropical perennial crops (cinchona, coffee, rubber, tea), cultivated mainly in mountain districts. These crops were grown on estates, owned by western companies and managed by European staff. The organization of the highland plantation industry in Java and Sumatra, particularly South Sumatra, concerned with economic and technical interests of the estates was described in detail.

Attention was paid to natural, economic, social and legal conditions under which European planters had to work.

Particularly discussed problems were labour supply, important because the estates could not recruit sufficient labour from the local thin population, which disliked plantationwork. For that reason labour had to be imported from dense populated centres in Java. Importation was allowed only if estates issued labour contracts to future plantation coolies according to Government regulations (Coolie Ordinance).

Besides financial and social conditions labour contracts could include penal sanctions to prevent desertion of estates by coolies. Contracts without such penal sanctions were also possible (Free Coolie Ordinance). Merits and consequences of both kinds of contracts were critically discussed.

Agricultural development and results were discussed with the help of numerous figures. A map shows the position of estates, road and rail communications and distances to seaports.

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On paper FORUM ; SPEC.COLL. ; C1965 ; Not for loan
Keyword(s) (cab) agriculture / large farms / plantations / mountains / tropics / subtropics / indonesia / sumatra / netherlands east indies
Categories Tropical Agriculture / Rural History of South-East Asia
Publication type PhD thesis
Language Dutch; Flemish
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