On 22nd of June 2022, the European Commission issued the Sustainable Use Regulation (SUR) on the use of pesticides, CIBE calls for responsibility, pragmatism and above all solutions: the proposal as it stands is a denial of the reality experienced by sugar beet growers
The International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE), representing over 110 000 sugar beet growers from 18 Western & Central European Countries, the main sugar bette growing region in the world and 13% of world sugar production held its 46th Congress in Gdansk (Poland) from 1st to 3rd June 2022.
European Sugar Beet Growers held their 46th Congress in Gdańsk from 1st to 3rd June 2022. They examined the main economic and political issues currently facing sugar beet growing in Europe, with a special focus on the management of risks, the trade policy, the issues of the European Green Deal and the consequences of the war in Ukraine.
European sugar beet growers express their solidarity with the Ukrainian people, farmers and sugar beet industry suffering from the war. In this situation, Europe has to reaffirm its ambition on food and energy sovereignty and its role in the global food balance.
See how the beet sugar sector is working hard to develop sustainable alternatives to respond to the ban of some key plant protection products.
Such alternatives will most likely have to consist of a combination of techniques and approaches. To develop and successfully implement these will require time, several years and considerable financial investment.
EU Farm to Fork & EU Biodiversity Strategies