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10 December 2015

India: Child Labour and Underpayment of Women in Vegetable Seed Production, reports a new study

Almost 156,000 Indian children are producing vegetable seeds (tomato, hot pepper, okra), of which 50,000 are below 14 years of age. The large majority of them are either Dalits, low caste or Adivasi (tribals). All of them are exposed to harsh working...

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12 December 2012

Wages of Inequality : Women growing seeds for companies in India discriminated and underpaid [India]

Author: Fair Labor Association & India Committee of the Netherlands

…[T]he Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) are publishing the report Wages of Inequality – Wage Discrimination and Underpayment in Hybrid Seed Production in India…The report…[says]… Agricultural wages have...

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17 November 2005

MNC seed cos chalk out action plan for child labour [India]

Author: Ch Prashanth Reddy, Business Standard [India]

Multinational seed companies, Emergent Genetics [part of Monsanto] and Proagro [part of Bayer], which have their operations across Andhra Pradesh, have chalked out an action plan in collaboration with non-government organisations to address the...

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3 January 2005

The new supply chain standards: FTSE4Good enough?

Author: Rachelle Jackson, Director of Research and Development at CSCC, a corporate social responsibility service provider, in Ethical Corporation

Significantly, after recognising that “labour standards are of greatest concern beyond the first-tier suppliers,” FTSE4Good will currently limit the application of the supply chain labour standards criteria to the first-tier suppliers only, or those...

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4 October 2004

Combating child labour in cottonseed production: A statement on the present role of multinational companies in Andhra Pradesh [India]

Author: M. Venkatarangaiya Foundation [India]

For the cottonseed industry to acknowledge that children are working and producing hybrid cottonseeds is in itself a major gain...The industry has accepted that they are a part of the problem and therefore acknowledged that they have to be a part of...

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4 October 2004

Multinational and Indian companies still profit from bonded child labour on cottonseed farms in India

Author: India Committee of the Netherlands

An estimated 12,375 children are still working in horrendous conditions on cottonseed farms in the state of Andhra Pradesh (India) producing for the multinational corporations (MNC's) Advanta (Dutch), Bayer (German), Emergent Genetics (US, with an...

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1 October 2004

full report: "Child Labour in Hybrid Cottonseed Production in Andhra Pradesh: Recent Developments"

Author: Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Global Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad

The multinational seed companies involved in cottonseed business in 2000-01 are Unilever, Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Advanta and Emergent Genetics. In 2003-04, all MNCs except Syngenta were engaged in cottonseed production activity in Andhra Pradesh....

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1 October 2004

full report: "Child labour in hybrid cottonseed production in Gujarat and Karnataka"

Author: Dr. Davuluri Venkateswarlu, Director, Glocal Research and Consultancy Services, Hyderabad

[refers to Proagro, Emergent Genetics, Advanta, Mahyco-Monsanto, Nuziveedu, JK Agritech, Syngenta, Ankur, Navabharat, Vibha, Nath, Vikram]

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1 October 2004

India: Multinational & Indian companies still profit from bonded child labour on cottonseed farms, say new reports

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24 October 2003

Multinationals pledge to end child labour in Indian seed production

Author: India Committee of the Netherlands, Amnesty International Netherlands, Novib/Oxfam Netherlands and FNV Mondiaal

Seed multinationals Monsanto, Emergent Genetics, Hindustan Lever, Syngenta, Advanta and Proagro (a subsidiary of Bayer) as well as some big Indian seed companies, have agreed to co-operate with the MV Foundation (MVF)...to eliminate child labour from...

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