According to The Pigsite, even the humble pig farming industry is in need of knowledge management.
The answer, according to Eirwen Williams from an independent economic development company, is for farmers to become more innovative and come up with new ways to transfer knowledge. By forming discussion groups farmers would be able to share ideas and benchmark their achievements.
Maybe 20 years ago, farmers would meet down the pub and share knowledge over a few pints. Nowadays, things need to be a bit more structured.“Getting farmers to engage and benchmark isn’t an easy thing to do, but they see the benefit when they do,” she told the committee.
There are some great examples out there of Farming communities of practice, such as
Now, the pig farmers. Is there no industry which knowledge management cannot help?