EU beet growers call for passing on along the food chain the dramatic increase in production costs

CIBE - International Confederation of European Sugar Beet Growers
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Sowing is now underway all over Europe and the EU sugar beet area in 2022/23 is decreasing further, by around 2%, and for the fifth year in a row. Beyond the imperative need to consider the sugar beet sector as a priority sector in terms of energy access, EU beet growers call for passing on, along the food chain, the dramatic increase in production costs. This is crucial for the sustainability and resilience of the sector. Indeed, the rise in fertilizers and fuel costs, adding to the increase of crop protection costs, represent at least extra costs of around 20-25% for sugar beet in 2022 compared to last year.
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