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Record number 525403
Title De bevolkingstheecultuur in de residentie West-Priangan
Author(s) Vroon, L.J.
Source University. Promotor(en): J.C. Kielstra. - Wageningen : Veenman - 173
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 1928
Keyword(s) camellia sinensis - thee - java - nederlands indië - tea - netherlands east indies
Categories Stimulant Crops / Rural History of South-East Asia
Abstract The importance of the native tea cultivation in the West Priangan Residency, situated in the south-western part of Java, was demonstrated by the fact that approximately 45 % of the total production of 25 million kg dry tea in 1926 was prepared from leaves bought from native planters, the rest originating from estates.

There were booms in prices paid to native planters through severe competition among buying firms at certain times. At slack periods there was an extreme fall in price.

To improve this situation a purchase system was devised which guaranteed tea merchants sufficient raw material of a consistently good quality at a reasonable price and guaranteed native planters a sufficient outlet for their product Ott a price related to the price of dry tea on the world market.

The trading risk previously borne exclusively by the native planter was now more fairly spread.

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