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Sharing of knowledge on rice technology through publications
(Perkongsian maklumat teknologi padi melalui penerbitan)
Rosiah Hamzah, Mahani Saim, Hazida Syima Hamazah and Syahirah Abd. Razak
Keywords: rice research, publications, journals, bulletins, research disciplines

Abstract
MARDI has been actively performing research and development (R&D) on rice since its establishment in 1969. The technologies generated are transferred for the benefit of farmers and public in general. One of the most common approaches to transfer technology is through publication. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between R&D activities and publications on rice by MARDI researchers. Data were collected from all publications published by MARDI between 1973 and 2010 (38 years). This study found that 79 technologies related to rice were generated, with an average of two technologies per year, of which most of them are on varietal development. During the same period, a total of 374 articles on rice were published in MARDI journals, bulletins, reports, books, manuals and magazines. On average, 10 articles were published every year, and most of them are in agronomy discipline. Most of articles were published in bulletins (39%) and journals (36%). In conclusion, there is a strong relationship between R&D activities and publications on rice. New technologies and knowledge on paddy were well transferred and shared between researchers and the target audience.

 

Abstrak
MARDI telah menjalankan penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) tentang padi sejak penubuhannya pada 1969. Teknologi yang dijana dipindahkan dan disebarkan untuk faedah petani dan orang awam. Salah satu cara pemindahan teknologi adalah melalui penerbitan. Kajian ini menilai pertalian antara aktiviti R&D dengan penerbitan padi oleh penyelidik MARDI. Data dikumpulkan daripada semua penerbitan MARDI dari 1973 hingga 2010 (38 tahun). Kajian ini mendapati 79 teknologi tentang padi telah dijana dengan purata dua teknologi setahun dan kebanyakannya dalam pembangunan varieti. Dalam tempoh yg sama, 374 artikel padi telah diterbitkan dalam jurnal, buletin, laporan, buku, manual dan majalah MARDI. Secara purata, 10 artikel diterbitkan setahun dan kebanyakannya dalam bidang agronomi. Kebanyakan artikel diterbitkan dalam buletin (39%) dan jurnal (36%). Kesimpulannya, terdapat pertalian yang kuat antara aktiviti R&D dengan penerbitan berkaitan padi. Teknologi dan pengetahuan baru tentang padi telah disebarkan dan dikongsi antara penyelidik dengan kumpulan sasaran.

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