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OUR LATEST NEWS
SUGAR BEET & SUSTAINABILITY
04 Jun
CIBE-CEFS-EFFAT JOINT LETTER - TRADE FOR ALL: THE EU-MERCOSUR NEGOTIATIONS

 

Representing European sugar manufacturers, sugar beet growers, and employees respectively, CEFS, CIBE, and EFFAT are watching with concern the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade negotiations. A joint letter was sent today to President Juncker, Commissioners Malmström and Hogan and responsible officials in DGs AGRI and TRADE.

 

30 May
JOINT LETTER - EU BIOFUEL CHAIN OUTREACH TO COUNCIL ON INCLUSION OF 7% CONVENTIONAL BIOFUELS IN BLENDING OBLIGATIONS ON FOSSIL FUEL SUPPLIERS

 

The EU Biofuel Chain has sent a joint letter today to Council ahead of the next negotiating round on the post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).

 

 
In October 2013, the  European Beet Growers  (CIBE), sugar producers  (CEFS)  and trade unions  of the  food and  agriculture  sector  (EFFAT)  have  formalised  a  landmark  agreement  to  jointly  highlight and report on  representative  Good Practices of  sustainable production of beet sugar in the EU.
 
In line with the Europe 2020 strategy for a ‘smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive growth’ for the EU, the partnership agreement aims to highlight and facilitate further the dissemination good agricultural, industrial, social and environmental practices in the sector, while taking into account the relevant elements of economic sustainability providing stable and reliable beet sugar production in the EU.
           

Sustainability Partnership

 

 

 

CIBE takes part in the AgroCycle project, a Sino-EU collaborative research venture, funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 programme to create a protocol for the implementation of the 'circular economy' across the agri-food sector.

 

AgroCycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

SUGAR BEET AND BIOECONOMY VALUE CHAIN

 

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CIBE FACT SHEET - NEONICOTINOIDS IN PELLETED SUGAR BEET SEEDS: WHY SUGAR BEET GROWERS CALL FOR A SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION WITH REGARDS TO NEONICOTINOIDS

Our Fact Sheet answers four key questions:

 

 

Download our Fact Sheet

 

1 - Does neonicotinoid seed treatment in sugar beet endanger non-target organisms (including pollinators) and the environment?

 

2 - Has neonicotinoid seed treatment a low environmental impact compared to post-emergence spraying?

 

3 - Is there currently a sustainable alternative to neonicotinoid seed treatment in sugar beet?

 

4 - Would a ban of neonicotinoid seed treatment in sugar beet jeopardize sugar beet production in Europe?

 

 

 

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27 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: NEONICOTINOIDVERBOT IN RÜBEN NICHT ZIELGERICHTET (RRV - DE)

 

Das von der Europäischen Union heute beschlossene Verbot des Einsatzes von Neonicotinoiden auch als Beizwirkstoff trifft den Zuckerrübenanbau in gravierendem Maße. „Damit nimmt man uns künftig die Möglichkeit eines besonders gezielten Pflanzenschutzes. Der Biodiversität hilft diese Entscheidung nicht. Nun zwingt man uns wieder zu wiederholten Flächenapplikationen“, so Bernhard Conzen, Vorsitzender des Rheinischen Rübenbauer-Verbandes (RRV).

 

27 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: NEONICOTINOID-VERBOT GEFÄHRDET RÜBENANBAU (DNZ - DE)

 

Künftig dürfen keine neonicotinoiden Wirkstoffe mehr im Freiland verwendet werden. Dies hat die EU-Kommission in ihrer heutigen Sitzung beschlossen. Damit fehlen künftig wichtige Wirkstoffe für die Beizausstattung von Zuckerrübensaatgut.

 

 

The 300,00 sugar beet growers represented by CIBE produce on average just under 20 million tonnes of white sugar per year from around 2 million hectares, intended mainly for the 600 million  inhabitants of the CIBE member countries. 

 

Mission

Throughtout the year, CIBE organise meetings, such as General Assembly or Congress which allow to share information between its Members and discuss several topics.

 

CIBE's Staff also attends several external events.

 

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