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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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Company non-response
17 October 2007

Nuziveedu Seeds did not respond to: Over 400,000 children working in cottonseed fields, often bonded labour.

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31 October 2005

Companies perpetuate child labour in India by low prices and flawed inspection

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,...

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1 October 2005

India: Multinational & Indian seed companies perpetuate child labour through low prices and flawed inspection practices, alleges new report

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1 October 2005

[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...

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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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