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SUGAR BEET & SUSTAINABILITY
09 May
CIBE-CEFS PRESS RELEASE - THE EU SUGAR MARKET SITUATION: AN UNPRECEDENTED PRICE DECLINE

 

At 372 EUR/tonne in February 2018, the EU average white sugar price is currently at its lowest level since the establishment of the European Commission Price Reporting System in July 2006, and down by more than 25 per cent since August 2017. It is almost ten per cent below the white sugar reference threshold, the only objective benchmark that exists to monitor the health of the sector. And it is far below EU average production costs.
 

27 Apr
CIBE-CEFS PRESS RELEASE - BLANKET BAN ON NEONICOTINOIDS: A SEVERE BLOW WITH HUGE CONSEQUENCES FOR EUROPEAN SUGAR BEET GROWERS AND PROCESSORS

 

The vote today at the SCoPAFF to ban neonicotinoids, including in pelleted beet seed, is a severe blow for sugar beet growers and for the sustainability of the EU beet sugar sector. It is not a science-based decision as far as sugar beet is concerned. It is highly regrettable that a majority of Member States have ignored the data gaps in the EFSA assessment and the recent evidence put forward. As a result, both the environment and the farming community will be negatively affected.
 

 
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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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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01 Feb
PRESS RELEASE: CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT FOR FUTURE SUGAR BEET GROWING (DE)

Am 29. Januar fand die Mitgliederversammlung des Rheinischen Rübenbauer-Verbandes e.V. (RRV) in Bergheim statt. Der Verbandsvorsitzende Bernhard Conzen freute sich über den wie-derum guten Besuchbei dieser Veranstaltungmit mehr als 450 Teilnehmern.

18 Sep
CIBE SUPPORTS THE POSITION EXPRESSED BY THE FRENCH BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION IN ITS PRESS RELEASE ON GLYPHOSATE

The French sugar beet growers' association CGB has published a new press release on 18 September 2017: "Glyphosate: give the beet sector time to find alternative solutions!"

 

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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