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.
The EU sugar sector faces its biggest change in decades. On 1 October 2017 EU sugar production quotas will end. At this sensitive and uncertain time, the European Commission has proposed to vote in the Management Committee of 27 April 2017 on the introduction of 'temporary' measures (tenders for imports at reduced duties) to increase the supply of sugar on the EU market.
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.
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CIBE is part of Agriculture & Progress, a platform for sustainable crop production and plant protection techniques.
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.
SUGAR BEET AND SUSTAINABILITY
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.