Hauts-de-France is the leading beet and sugar producing region in France and Europe (Hauts-de-France Chamber of Agriculture, 2017). In 2022, 200,000 hectares of beets were cultivated in Hauts-de-France, i.e. 50% of the national surface area. 9 sugar factories are located in the Hauts-de-France territory out of a total of 21 sugar production units in mainland France (Attin, Boiry, Bucy, Chevrières, Escaudœuvres, Origny, Lillers, Roye and Sainte-Emilie sugar factories). The Hauts-de-France is also rich in a considerable heritage with cakes, cookies, sweets and desserts that are an integral part of its cultural and gastronomic identity. The project’s ambition is to promote this heritage and this territorial anchorage through the production of original content (reports and interviews with farmers, sugar factory personnel, food professionals, elected officials and personalities of the region), with digital and written communication.
General public, food industry, opinion leaders, elected officials and personalities from Hauts-de-France
The actions we plan to deploy are intended to raise awareness of the know-how and commitment of the men and women in the regional sugar industry and the food industry in Hauts-de-France, with an emphasis on local sugar, homemade products, balanced nutrition and sensible consumption.
Cultures Sucre is an association under the French law of 1901 that brings together sugar beet growers and French sugar manufacturers. Our ambition is to promote the sugar ingredient, its agricultural origin and its uses within the ethical framework adopted by all the actors of the sector who are in favor of a reasonable consumption of sugar, without excess or deprivation.