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  • The Pakistan Cotton Survey was conducted to examine the efficiency of markets for cotton seed in Pakistan with particular emphasis on the market for genetically modified cotton seed embodying insect-resistance traits from the soil bacterium Bacillus thurigiensis (Bt) that have been conferred through genetic modification. The survey was designed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and implemented by Innovative Development Studies (IDS). It consists of 5 separate surveys that took place at different time periods. 1. The first of the five surveys, Pakistan Cotton Survey 2013, Round 1.1 collected data (from March 2013 to May 2013) on household, farm, and plot characteristics of cotton growers. 2. The second survey Pakistan Cotton Survey 2013, Round 1.2 collected data (from September 2013 to November 2013) related to input use and pesticide poisoning symptoms up to the first picking of cotton. 3. The third survey Pakistan Cotton Survey 2014, Round 1.3 collected data (from January 2014 to February 2014) on the harvest of each picking and on the total sales of cotton. 4. The fourth survey Pakistan Cotton Biophysical Survey, 2013, collected data in September 2014, to measure the presence and expression level of Cry protein in farmers' fields. 5. The purpose of the fifth survey Pakistan Seed Dealer Survey (data collected in 2015), was to test the seed through DNA fingerprinting, for purity and other traits (germination, moisture, etc.)

publication date

  • 2016