For Future Of Our Nation

Historical Background

The National Sugar Institute was established in 1975 as a Vocational Training Institute in the country, actively engaged in training of artisans and technicians for sugar industry. It was formed as a department of Sugar Development Corporation (SUDECO) with effect from 30th December 1980 and was officially inaugurated on 8th August 1981 by the late first President of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius K.Nyerere.

In January 2002 the institute was accorded the status of Autonomous Institution under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, as a result of Sugar Industry Act No. 26 of 2001.


The NSI is located in Kilombero district in Morogoro region. It is situated about 157 km from Morogoro town, 350 km from Dar es Salaam. The Institute is closely sandwitched by Kidatu National Grid Hydropower,
Kilombero Sugar Factory, Udzungwa Natural Forest Reserve and Sanje Water Falls.