The small town of Moyvillers, in the Oise, was, for two days, on the 26th and 27th of October, 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).
The end of the European quota system is soon to come and the environmental restrictions are getting more complex. In this strongly evolving context, Betteravenir will bring together both the agricultural and agroindustrial sectors, to give practical solutions for the future. The event will take place the 26th and 27th of October in Moyvillers, in the Oise region, in France.
The Commission has today hosted a Joint Meeting of the Civil Dialogue Group and the Sugar Expert Group, bringing together stakeholders and Member State officials to discuss the opportunities and challenges from the abolition of the EU sugar quota regime at the end of September 2017.
The future of the sugar market after the abolition of sugar quotas in 2017:
AGRI organised a hearing on "The future of the EU sugar market after the abolition of sugar quotas in 2017". Seven experts were invited to address Members: H. Bleckwenn, North German Umbrella Association of Sugar Beet Growers, J.-I. Senovilla, Union of Small Farmers, P. Myllymäki, MTK Sugarbeet Committee, L. Girol, European Sugar Refineries Association, P. Giry, Saint Louis Sucre, G. Tamburini, Unionzucchero and K. Nykiel, National Union of Sugar beet planters.
During our General Assembly, CIBE members published a Press Release.
Social dialogue consists of an organized and structured dialogue between employers and employees’ representatives on all matters related to the social impacts of the companies’ activities. It is also a means of involving employees in important decisions for the company, especially when those can impact the workforce.
Ahead of the WTO Ministerial conference to take place on 15-18 December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, CIBE and CEFS would like to express their position with regards to the discussion around the EU’s proposal on export competition.
On the occasion of the start of the negotiations for the COP21 in Paris, the EUBSSP has prepared an Issue Brief to illustrate the contribution of the EU Beet Sugar sector to the reduction of GHG emissions.
The EU Beet Sugar Sustainability Partnership (EU BSSP) has announced the launch of its first joint initiative on sustainability throughout the sector.