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
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.
- 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
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- statistics and annual reports on the harvest and
beet campaign results, Interprofessional
Agreements, analysis of sugar, ethanol and
- 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
- 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
- agronomic issues concerning sugar beet
- 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
- in the International Institute for Beet Research
(IIRB) and exchanges with other technical
- CIBE has a seat on the Executive Board of the
World Association of Beet and Cane Growers
- CIBE also collaborates closely with COPA-COGECA
(European Farmers and Co-operatives).