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19 Mar
JOINT LETTER: CIBE, CEFS AND EFFAT URGE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND MEMBER STATES TO STAND FIRM IN SUPPORT OR 98 EUR/TONNE DUTY

 

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT understand that in the context of the ongoing trade negotiations the European Commission has offered the Mercosur countries an annual tariff-rate quota of 100,000 tonnes of sugar at 98 EUR/tonne duty. This is a substantial quantity that is higher than the annual output of some factories.
 

09 Feb
JOINT LETTER: CEFS, CIBE & EFFAT ASK FOR EXTREME CONSIDERATION FOR SUGAR IN THE MERCOSUR TALKS

 

CIBE, CEFS and EFFAT have sent a letter to Commissioner Malmström and Commissioner Hogan in the framework of the current Mercosur negotiations.
 

08 Feb
45TH CIBE CONGRESS - 15-18 MAY 2018 - GHENT, BELGIUM - REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!

 

Registrations are open to CIBE members only!

 
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:

 

 

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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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17 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: NEONICOTINOID BAN COULD BE THE END FOR SUGAR BEET IN AUSTRIA

 

The EU Commission also wants to ban neonicotinoids in beet cultivation, although beet do not flower and therefore transfer of the substance to bees cannot take place. If sugar beet farming dies in this way, only the import of sugar from uncontrollable, non-European sources remains. Bees are not helped, thousands of farmers are threatened.

 

15 Feb
PRESS RELEASE: MERCOSUR WOULD BRING GM SUGAR BY THE BACKDOOR (AT)

 

EU verhandelt derzeit mit den Mercosur-Ländern über ein Freihandelsabkommen.Die Ergebnisse drohen zu einem Schlag gegen die Interessen der europäischen Konsumenten und der Bauern zu werden.

 

 

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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