The Mid-Hills of Nepal is an area characterised by its subsistence agriculture,
isolation, limited extension services, poor transport and communication networks
and farming communities which are identified according to their caste or
ethnicity. Rural development in this area places emphasis on agricultural
intensification with formal research being conducted. Research innovations are
formally transferred by the research-extension-farmer information transfer
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.