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17 May
CIBE CONGRESS RESOLUTIONS - 45TH CIBE CONGRESS, GHENT

 

The International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE), representing over 280 000 sugar beet growers from 18 Western & Central European Countries and 15% of world sugar production, held its 45th Congress in Ghent (Belgium) from 16th to 18th May 2018. It examined the situation of the world sugar economy and the main economic and political issues currently facing beet growing in Europe, with a special focus on the impacts of the abolition of the EU quota system as from 1st October 2017. CIBE released the following resolutions adopted by its Board of Directors.

17 May
CIBE PRESS RELEASE: EUROPEAN SUGAR BEET GROWERS DEEPLY CONCERNED BY GLOOMY OUTLOOK

 

Following the 45th CIBE Congress which took place from May 15 to May 18, 2018 in Ghent (Belgium), CIBE has published a Press Release.

 

 
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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27 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: KARPFINGER: VERBOT VON NEONICOTINOIDEN BEDROHT RÜBENANBAU (VÖR - AT)

 

Mit dem heutigen Beschluss der EU-Mitgliedsstaaten, den Einsatz von Neonicotinoiden ab dem Jahr 2019 zu verbieten, ist der Anbau von Zuckerrüben in Österreich massiv gefährdet.

 

23 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: NO BAN ON NEONICOTINOIDS, BEES AND BEETS CAN LIVE TOGETHER! (BE)

 

Vendredi prochain, les États membres européens se prononceront probablement dans le cadre de la SCOPAFF sur l’interdiction ou non de trois matières actives présentes dans certains produits phytosanitaires en raison de leur impact éventuel sur la santé des abeilles. Les trois matières actives en question appartiennent à la famille des néonicotinoïdes et sont cruciales pour la culture de la betterave et de la chicorée en Belgique. En cas d’interdiction, la Confédération des Betteraviers Belges (CBB) demande certainement une exception pour ces deux cultures.

 

 

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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