Development of Appropriate Knowledge Cultivation and Production of Para Rubber for Farmers in Loei Province, Thailand


This research aimed to study on 1, To create and promote participatory learning in the field of knowledge management of the para rubber in the community . 2, To develop a set of appropriate knowledge of cultivation and production of para rubber for farmers in Loei province, Thailand .The research methodology were both quantitative and qualitative research . Results showed that in order to create knowledge management in the community, we began from seeking the local instructor and upgrade the level of knowledge by dissemination of knowledge from the individual to the community. The best practice could convey their secret knowledge and techniques to the community that has little bit knowledge . This action could make participatory learn about planting ,maintain and production para rubber. Moreover, there were the dissemination of knowledge and exchange experience on para rubber cultivation and production. The seminar of knowledge exchange and transfer of knowledge to the participants ensure the participation of the farmers from various villages because participants revealed problems, ways to learn knowledge about para rubber in different points. This research methodology confirmed that all of secret knowledge about planting para rubber were able to be learned and disseminated. Ultimately, after we collected all of the knowledge from the interaction and sharing of each villager together we could summarize a set of the suitable knowledge for para rubber cultivation in Loei province, Thailand. This standard wisdom was ready to disseminate to others para rubber planting area.

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Prayut Wannaudom, Loei Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ECAH2015
Stream: Humanities - Knowledge

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