Nigerian team seeks help in establishing sugar academy

Kanpur: A six-member delegation from Nigeria Sugar Development Council is on a four-day consult with to National Sugar Institute (NSI), Kanpur to hunt the institute’s help in setting up Sugar Academy in Nigeria.
NSI will supply technical consultancy for capability expansion and efficiency growth of present sugar crops in Nigeria, mentioned NSI director, Prof Narendra Mohan.

The delegation has requested NSI authrities to conduct short period coaching programmes for their technical staff prior to setting up the sugar academy in Nigeria. The delegation, led by way of Adewale Bakare, director, Industrial Development, Federal ministry of industry and business and Investment, Nigeria, is accompanied by way of Chris C. Mbamalu and different senior officers, Prof Mohan mentioned.


“Nigeria is a sugar poor nation producing handiest about 80,000 metric tonnes of sugar consistent with annum in opposition to its requirement of about 16 lakh metric tonnes, and thus 5% of its domestic requirement is met through own production, mentioned Prof Mohan.


“We are advising our Nigerian opposite numbers to focus on sugarcane and sugar productivity besides aiming at setting up integrated complexes for producing different worth added products, particularly getting in for technology of bio-energy”, he added.


The delegation visited the academic space of the NSI to peer instructing and training facilities, and laboratories. The delegation will consult with different facilities at the institute on Wednesday and Thursday. A draft MoU can also be prepared for in search of approval of the respective governments, Prof Mohan informed.


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