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03 Jul
CIBE-CEFS-EPURE-EFFAT PRESS RELEASE: EU-MERCOSUR NEGOTIATIONS: STAND UP FOR EU SUGAR AND ETHANOL!

 

EU sugar and renewable ethanol producers, sugar beet farmers, and workers call for no concessions on sugar and ethanol in the context of the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations.

 

18 May
PRESS RELEASE - EUROPEAN SUGAR BEET GROWERS ARE FACING BIG CHALLENGES AND INCREASING RISKS

 

At their annual General Assembly today in Newmarket, UK, European beet growers discussed the extremely challenging context they have to cope with and the higher risks they have to face as from this marketing year.

 

 
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.
           

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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INNOVATIONS IN MECHANICAL WEEDING AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHEMICAL WEEDING

  

The French Beet Technical Institute ITB (Insitut Technique de la Betterave) explains in a video the importance of mechanical weeding.

 

Click here to see the video

 

 

BEET EUROPE / BETTERAVENIR 2016: MOYVILLERS, OISE REGION (FRANCE)

The small town of Moyvillers, in the Oise, was, for two days, on the 26th and 27th of October 2016, the capital of the sugar beet industry thanks to Betteravenir 2016, the European sugar beet field exhibition organized by the French Sugar beet Institute (ITB) and the Royal Belgium Institute for Sugar beet (IRBAB).

 

Click here to see the video

 

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01 Mar
THE NFU SUGAR HAS ELECTED A NEW CHAIR AND A NEW VICE CHAIR (UK)

 

Cambridgeshire farmer Michael Sly has today been elected chairman of the NFU’s national sugar board, replacing outgoing chairman William Martin. Simon Smith, from Suffolk, is replacing Michael Sly as vice-chairman of the board.

 

07 Dec
CGB - PRESS RELEASE: APPOINTMENT OF PIERRE-EMMANUEL BOIS AS DIRECTOR OF CGB (FR)

 

After 24 years as Director of CGB, Alain Jeanroy will retire at the end of 2016. He started at CGB’s economic service from 1983 to 1989, then worked as Director of the AGPM (General Association of French Maize Producers) before reintegrating CGB in 1993 as Director.

 

 

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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