ANALYSIS OF FACTORS DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF HORTICULTURAL HOLDINGS

J.K.K. Hopman, J.H. van Niejenhuis
In this article we give a review of the web of factors, which influences the location decision of a market gardener. Three theoretical approaches will be described. None of the approaches gives a complete explanation of the location decision of a market gardener, but each emphasises a certain part of the decision. The location factors can be divided into five groups namely: physical, economic, social, political and personal factors. We will show how these five factors are related to the three theoretical approaches. We will also show that the so called "agglomeration effect", which is often mentioned as a success factor of the Dutch horticultural production centres, can be explained in terms of those five factors.
Hopman, J.K.K. and van Niejenhuis, J.H. (1995). ANALYSIS OF FACTORS DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF HORTICULTURAL HOLDINGS. Acta Hortic. 340, 75-82
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1995.340.9
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1995.340.9
340_9
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