• Sugar Beet fuels the European bio economy (food, feed, biofuels, biogas, bio products) Sugar Beet,
    a model of sustainability
    Sugar Beet,
    a local production which supports rural economy
    INTERNATIONAL
    CONFEDERATION
    OF EUROPEAN
    BEET GROWERS

► MISSION

 

      

 

 

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CIBE DEFENDS

 

and represents the interests of beet growers vis-à-vis European Institutions and international organisations since 1927.

 

CIBE is composed of national and regional associations from 18 European beet-producing countries.

 

These include 140,000 growers from 16 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Sweden, the United Kingdom) and roughly 130,000 growers from 2 non-EU countries (Turkey and Switzerland).

 

CIBE facilitates contact between Members and provides platforms for information, analyses an exchanges

 

 

CIBE PROMOTES

 

technical progress, innovation and efforts to strengthen the position and the competitiveness of the sugar beet sector.

 

CIBE reports on and promotes the sustainability of sugar beet growing and provides expertise on the sugar beet economy.

 

 

CIBE ESTABLISHES

 

          - common positions between CIBE Members,

 

 - joint positions within the sector, in particular with CEFS (European Commitee of Sugar Manufacturers).

 

CIBE has launched a Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership together with CEFS and EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture andToursim Trade Unions). Read more here

 

 

 CIBE WORKS ON

 

 

 

CIBE PARTICIPATES 
 

 

- statistics and annual reports on the harvest and

  beet campaign results, Interprofessional

  Agreements, analysis of sugar, ethanol and

  co-product markets,

 

- monitoring and analysis of the Common Market

  Organisation (CMO) and its regulations,

 

- monitoring preferential trade agreements with

  the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of

  States (ACP) and Least Developed Countries

  (LDC),

 

- monitoring of EU trade policies: bi-lateral free

  trade agreement negociations, World Trade

  Organization (WTO) negotiations,

 

- monitoring of the regulatory framework for

  bioenergy and biofuels and their development,

 

- non-food and energy uses for beet and its

  co-products,

 

- agronomic issues concerning sugar beet

  growing,

 

- technical and economic issues linked to the

  harvest, transport and reception of beet,

 

- environmental issues and the monitoring of the

  regulatory framewors for plant protection

  products.

 

 

- in the International Institute for Beet Research

  (IIRB) and exchanges with other technical

  institutes,

 

- CIBE has a seat on the Executive Board of the

  World Association of Beet and Cane Growers

  (WABCG),

 

- CIBE also collaborates closely with COPA-COGECA

  (European Farmers and Co-operatives).