Survey Software Tool

electronic-survey-toolElectronic Survey Tool

Electronic versions of the MLN Field Survey and the MLN Seed Survey forms have been developed using ODK software. The survey tools are free to download and will work on any Android device (smartphone or tablets that have GPS capacity). No internet connection is required to collect data in the field. All data will be stored on the device and saved data forms will be sent when a connection is available.

All standardised survey data collected using the tools will be stored on a secure server in the MLN Toolbox data management system developed in partnership with Aarhus University, Denmark. No survey data from any country will be released in the public domain until it is approved and authorised by the appointed country focal point – a country designated national plant protection officer.

Download and Installation

  1. Download ODK collect
  2. Download ZXing barcode scanner

Full instructions on required device settings, loading survey forms and using the survey forms are given in the MLN Electronic Survey Manual.

Download the MLN Electronic Survey Manual


For more information about the electronic survey tool, please contact:

Dr. Dave Hodson

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

ILRI Gurd Shola Campus, P.O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Email: tel: +251 (0) 116172302  Skype: hodsomex