The Cotton Development Board (CDB): It was constituted under the Ministry of Agriculture as per Resolution no-111 cotton -8/72- 393 dated 14th December, 1972. The Resolution was revised through another resolution in 1991.
As per revised resolution the activities of CDB include: (1) to organise Farmers' Association / Committees for extension of cotton cultivation and supply of agricultural inputs including quality seed, fertiliser, plant protection materials, irrigation etc., (2) to impart training to the cotton farmers and establish demonstration plots, (3) to encourage ginning system for processing of seed cotton produced by the farmers,
(4) to facilitate the marketing of seed cotton at growers level, and (5) to conduct research for continued cotton extension and production programmes. CDB has a HQ in Dhaka, four regional offices in Dhaka, Jessore, Rangpur and Chittagong and five research centres located in different parts of the country. In addition to research, production of breeder seed and foundation seed and training programmes for CDB staff and cotton farmers are also implemented in these centres.