IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(1): 112-115 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.434

Exploring Knowledge Sharing Practices among Paddy Farmers towards Building a Foundation for Knowledge Creation

Hanis Diyana Kamarudin, Nor Erlissa Abd Aziz, Muhammad Khairulnizam Zaini, and Nor Zaina Zaharah Mohd Ariff
Abstract—The importance of knowledge sharing within a country whether at central, regional nor local governments has been largely overlooked. In a knowledge based economy, performance and productivity are the factors that crucial in determining success factors. This is an indicator of the sustainability of economic development. Competencies, skills and knowledge are the imperative components to achieve the competitive advantage for individual and organization. Learning becomes as an important activity to improve the skills, competencies and knowledge. The learning process is an important element to facilitate decision making at personal, organizational and societal levels. Similarly, in the agricultural sector where important decision is made in planning, marketing, research and development, production, etc., undoubtedly knowledge sharing is an important practice to help farmers and other stakeholders in gaining better productivity. This paper presents findings of a recent study on knowledge sharing practices among paddy farmers in Selangor granary areas. Eight paddy farmers' representatives were questioned on their experience and livelihood, individually and as members of a larger community of practitioners. Through this case study, the reports enable readers to understand the pattern of knowledge sharing among farmers and good practices at the community level being put to good use. The findings of the study can be reused, hence making learning and education among farmers become more efficient.

Index Terms—Generation and dissemination of information, knowledge management, learning, paddy farmer.

Hanis Diyana Kamarudin is with the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (e-mail: hanisdiyana@salam.uitm.edu.my).

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Cite: Hanis Diyana Kamarudin, Nor Erlissa Abd Aziz, Muhammad Khairulnizam Zaini, and Nor Zaina Zaharah Mohd Ariff, " Exploring Knowledge Sharing Practices among Paddy Farmers towards Building a Foundation for Knowledge Creation," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 112-115, 2015.

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