As a working hypothesis, it was assumed that each farm or farm activity developed according to the favourableness and adversity of conditions for any farms which may compete. To simplify the study the area was divided into 14 cultural districts, in each of which one or more farming activities predominated. Of these categories of agricultural production, 6 were described for each of the cultural districts. The survey showed that geographical factors did indeed influence the distribution of the different farming types but that the farmer's capital and sometimes his personal initiative were very important. The distribution of different farms in the cultural districts was used as confirmation of the hypothesis; the occurrence of horticulture was a clear illustration.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||27 Mar 1950|
|Place of Publication||Assen|
|Publication status||Published - 1950|
- farming systems
- farm management