• 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

 

We defend and represent the interests of sugar beet growers vis-à-vis European Institutions and international organisations since 1927.

We facilitate contact between Members and provide platforms for information, analyses and exchanges. Our aim is also to promote technical progress, innovation and efforts to strengthen the position and the competitiveness of the EU sugar beet sector.

 

Our work consists of:

 

creating statistics, 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 ACP and 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,

 

monitoring environmental issues and the regulatory frameworks for Plant Protection Products (PPPs).

 

 

 

 
We establish common positions between our Members and joint positions within the sector, in particular with CEFS (European Committee of Sugar Manufacturers). We report on and promote the sustainability of sugar beet growing and provide expertise on the sugar beet economy. We have launched together with CEFS and EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions a Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership.
 
 
 
 
We participate in the International Institute for Beet Research (IIRB) and exchange with other technical institutes.
 
We also have a seat on the Executive Board of the World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG).
 
We collaborate closely with COPA-COGECA (European Farmers and Co-operatives).
 
 
 

We work in close collaboration with various companies and associations,among them are:

 

 

 

  
SUGAR ORGANISATIONS RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS OTHERS

 

CEFS - Comité Européen des Frabricants de Sucre

 

ISO - International Sugar Organization

 

WABCG - World Association of Beet and Cane Growers

 

 

 

IfZ - Institut für Zuckerrübenforschung

 

NBR - Nordic Beet Research

 

BBRO - British Beet Research Organisation

 

ITB - Institut Technique de la Betterave

 

IRBAB-KBIVB - Institut Royale Belge pour l'Amélioration de la Betterave / Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut tot Verbetering van de Biet (BE)

 

IRS - Instituut voor Rationele Suikerproduktie (NL)

 

Beta Italia (IT)

 

Semcice - Reparsky Institut Semcice (CZ)

 

SJT - Sugar Beet Research Center (FI)

 

Beta Kutato - Beta Research Institute (HU)

 

Zuckerforschung - Sugar Research Tulln (AT)

 

Aimcra - Spanish Sugar Beet Research Institute (ES)

   COPA-COGECA - Copa — European farmers Cogeca — European agri-cooperatives

 

ePure - The European Renewable Ethanol Association

 

ebio - European Bioethanol Fuel Association

 

UIA - Union of International Associations

 

Zuckerwirtschaft - Wirtschaftliche Vereinigung Zucker Verein der Zuckerindustrie

 

DG Agri - DG Agriculture of the European Commission