Geographia Polonica (1985) vol. 51

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The relationships between the location of the agricultural processing industry and the agricultural produce base in the Poznań region

Tadeusz Stryjakiewicz

Geographia Polonica (1985) vol. 51, pp. 189-198

Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to analyse the factors determining the dimensions and spatial pattern of the relationships between the agricultural processing industry and the agricultural produce base. The analysis concerns three branches of the agricultural processing industry (the sugar, potato and spirit industries) and examines two main groups of problems: (a) the influence of the produce base (spatial availability, crop yields, and the sugar content of the beet crop) on the economic effectiveness of sugar refinery locations; (b) the influence of the system of land owner-ship and the organizational structure of agriculture, as well as competition for agricultural products, on raw material supplies to the agricultural processing industry.

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Tadeusz Stryjakiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University. Poznań. Poland