Representing European sugar manufacturers, sugar beet growers, and employees respectively, CEFS, CIBE, and EFFAT are watching with concern the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade negotiations. A joint letter was sent today to President Juncker, Commissioners Malmström and Hogan and responsible officials in DGs AGRI and TRADE.
The EU Biofuel Chain has sent a joint letter today to Council ahead of the next negotiating round on the post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).
The International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE), representing over 280 000 sugar beet growers from 18 Western & Central European Countries and 15% of world sugar production, held its 45th Congress in Ghent (Belgium) from 16th to 18th May 2018. It examined the situation of the world sugar economy and the main economic and political issues currently facing beet growing in Europe, with a special focus on the impacts of the abolition of the EU quota system as from 1st October 2017. CIBE released the following resolutions adopted by its Board of Directors.
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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.