De wereldgraanhandel : bijdrage tot de kennis van zijn ontwikkelingsgeschiedenis

R.L. Beukenkamp

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


The history of the grain trade was described. Since ancient times wheat had been dominant as the source of man's daily bread. In the middle of the 19th century trade in other grains increased with demand for feedstuffs in the production of meat and eggs, and with the use of cereals as raw material in numerous industries. Trade increased sharply with rising demand and with increasing production in new countries. World production reached its peak in the period 1925-30. This period however laid the basis for the agricultural crisis. After 1925 many European countries protected their own wheat production. The influence was described of methods of transport, technical improvements in agriculture and rising incomes of the consumers.

Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Minderhoud, G., Promotor
Award date1 Oct 1945
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publication statusPublished - 1945
Externally publishedYes


  • trade
  • world
  • cereals
  • food crops
  • history

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