De bevolkingstheecultuur in de residentie West-Priangan

L.J. Vroon

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


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.

Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Kielstra, J.C., Promotor, External person
Award date15 Nov 1928
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1928
Externally publishedYes


  • camellia sinensis
  • tea
  • java
  • netherlands east indies

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