Proeve van een geografische verklaring van de verbreiding van de onderscheiden agrarische bedrijfsvormen in drie en tachtig gemeenten van Hollands Noorderkwartier

C. Rietsema

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


The influence of geographical factors on the distribution of different types of farming was studied in the part of North Holland north of the River Y, the 'Noorderkwartier', with the exception of Kennemerland.

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.

Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Hofstee, E.W., Promotor
Award date27 Mar 1950
Place of PublicationAssen
Publication statusPublished - 1950


  • farms
  • farming systems
  • agriculture
  • farm management
  • geography
  • regions
  • travel
  • descriptions
  • netherlands
  • noord-holland

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