International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Knowledge Management in “Kaset Praneet”an Agriculture Model for Development Concept Acceptance for the Farmers in Thailand
Uthai Unphim, Narintorn Boonbrahm, Sukhawit Sopapol

Abstract
A research on “Kaset Praneet” agriculture model (KP) was emphasized in the learning process of farmers and community development in integrated farming based on sufficient economy theory. The aim of this study were to study about the conditions of the farmers? acceptance to the concept of knowledge management in Kaset Praneet and to study the patterns of intensive farming activity in accordance with Sufficiency Economy of the local wisdom network in Buriram Province. It was qualitative research using 3 techniques of data gathering ; in-depth interview, the record of observation and focus group discussion. Moreover, the triangulation technique was employed for accuracy of the data. Target group of this study was 42 members of Local Wisdom Network in Buriram Province.The study was implemented between 2007-2010 A.D. The research found that the knowledge management on Kaset Praneet members gave priority to knowledge creation using group discussion among both internal and external members? network in order to raise their skills into the explicit knowledge that would be again reprocessed into the tacit knowledge; so that, it was useful to find solution for their wide range of professions problems under the limits of landscape, community and resources. The members eventually agreed with its key four principles; 1) faith and trust in local knowledgeable people, 2) counterparts of local wisdom network, 3) status of household economic, and 4) physical health condition of agriculturist. Still, the reasons that were not enable them to accept the principals were from the inner factors; 1) household economic status, 2) opportunity of life, and 3) production resources. The outer factors were the non continuation of local wisdom learning network „s activities and marketing channel. There were three types of Kaset Praneet model; 1) subsistence model – it is household-consumed production, 2) surplus model – besides the household production, it?s also for selling; and 3) advance model – it?s the diverse manufacturing formation depended on farmers skill and knowledge leading to income earning of the families.

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