(NOPRI) Institute at the University of Gezira .. Moving Forward Towards Upgrading the National Economy and Enhancing the Added Value of Oil Crops
The National Oilseeds processing research institute (NOPRI) at the University of Gezira was established to develop and modernize the vegetable oil industry, and the dean of the institute Dr. Reem Abdel Rahman Mohamed Ali Majzoub said that they provide consulting services in the field of oilseeds and their products, in line with the philosophy of the University of Gezira. Reem stressed that the goals of the institute are in line with the state’s policies to improve the national economy and to enhance the added value of oil crops, and indicated that the institute has adopted several branches in the states of Gedaref , Blue Nile , Kordofan and Dongla Within the Universities of these states as it consider the oil seeds production areas. Reem mentioned that the institute has succeeded in achieving its goals stipulated in its statute, adding that (NOPRI) has been accredited as a center of excellence by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as well as the accreditation of an incubator as it has contributed to the promotion of performance in the agricultural and industrial aspects, in addition to strengthening the efficiency of scientific research leading to knowledge economics and sustainable growth. It is noteworthy that the Institute (NOPRI) was established in February of the year 1994 and it is specialized in developing the oilseeds industry and coordination between the agencies working in this field and the promotion of many activities in the researching, training and industrial fields. It is mentioned that the institute’s products, which include oils and soaps, find acceptance from the consumers.