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Knowledge management best practices among rice farmers in selected areas of Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mtega, Wulystan Pius
dc.contributor.author Ngoepe, Mpho
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-09T06:35:38Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-09T06:35:38Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3696
dc.description Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2020, Vol. 52(2) pp. 331­–344 en_US
dc.description.abstract For improved rice production, farmers need access to timely and relevant knowledge at each stage of the rice-cropping calendar. To understand how farmers involve themselves in acquiring and sharing agricultural knowledge, this study investigates how knowledge management best practices can be enhanced among rice farmers in selected rural areas of Tanzania. Data were collected from 226 rice farmers in three districts (Kilombero, Kilosa and Mvomero) of the Morogoro region in Tanzania. Findings from structured questionnaires and focused group discussion indicate that rice farmers accessed, shared and used agricultural knowledge. It was found that individual, institutional and knowledge factors influence the performance of agricultural knowledge management activities. For enhancing effective agricultural knowledge management, it is important to take into consideration the knowledge management best practices, which include developing effective knowledge infrastructure, involving different stakeholders and using appropriate information and communications technology tools in enhancing access to knowledge. It is concluded that effective knowledge management activities increase the level of adoption of agricultural innovations. It is recommended that the proposed agricultural knowledge management best practices be adapted for improving rice production. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject Agricultural knowledge en_US
dc.subject Management best practices en_US
dc.subject Knowledge management en_US
dc.subject Knowledge management activities en_US
dc.subject Rice production en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Knowledge management best practices among rice farmers in selected areas of Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000619856087 en_US


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