—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.
—Generation and dissemination of information,
knowledge management, learning, paddy farmer.
Hanis Diyana Kamarudin is with the Universiti Teknologi MARA,
Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.