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Ankur Seeds did not respond to: Over 400,000 children working in cottonseed fields, often bonded labour.
- Related stories: Over 400,000 children working in cottonseed fields, often bonded labour.
- This is a non response from the following companies: Ankur Seeds
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...
Author: India Committee of the Netherlands
Multinational and Indian seed companies are paying Indian farmers who are producing their cotton seed almost 40% too little to enable them to hire adults for the local minimum wage...instead of children. The companies are multinationals like Bayer,...
[PDF] full report: "The price of childhood - on the link between prices paid to farmers and the use of child labour in cottonseed production in Andhra Pradesh, India"
Author: Davuluri Venkateswarlu and Lucia da Corta (commissioned by India Committee of the Netherlands)
Barring the recent initiatives of few member companies of ASI [Association of Seed Industry] (Proagro [part of Bayer], Syngenta and Emergent Genetics [part of Monsanto]) the efforts of seed companies to reduce the employment of children in cottonseed...
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]