Landschapsbedrijven als middel tot opheffing van onontwikkelde streken in Nederlandsch-Indie

L.J. van Dijk

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


The study was of the island of Japen north of Western New Guinea, a wild and undeveloped part of the East Indies.
The island had vast forests; in the past some attempts to develop forestry and agriculture failed.

The author suggested exploitation of forest by-product copal, obtained by tapping Agathis, a coniferous tree. The natives were already familiar with the tapping of this tree in a very primitive way but organisation had failed. The author suggested growing artificial plantations of Agathis. Transport costs for the Agathis timber seemed too high.

Government supervision, organisation and financial support were needed.
Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • te Wechel, A., Promotor, External person
Award date17 Dec 1942
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publication statusPublished - 1942
Externally publishedYes


  • agriculture
  • economic situation
  • forestry
  • forest administration
  • forest management
  • enterprises
  • resins
  • turpentine
  • trees
  • rural planning
  • rural development
  • socioeconomics
  • papua new guinea
  • economic production
  • economic planning
  • netherlands east indies

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