Cotton Development Administration (Philippines)
Cotton Development Administration Pangasiwaan sa Pagpapaunlad ng Bulak Agency overview Formed February 11, 1998 Agency executive Eugenio D. Orpia Jr., Administrator Parent agency Department of Agriculture Website coda.da.gov.ph
The Philippines' Cotton Development Administration (Filipino: Pangasiwaan sa Pagpapaunlad ng Bulak), abbreviated as CODA, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Agriculture responsible for undertaking initiatives that will spur the growth of the local cotton industry through cotton research, development and extension.
Recognizing the importance of cotton in the economy of the country, Republic Act 8486 otherwise known as the Cotton Industry Development Act of 1998 created the Cotton Development Administration (CODA) on February 11, 1998. The new cotton agency emerged from the fusion of the two cotton agencies of the government - erstwhile Philippine Cotton Corporation and the Cotton Development Institute. CODA is the sole agency of the government tasked to undertake initiatives that will spur the growth of the local cotton industry through cotton research, development and extension.
Operating nationwide, the cotton agency maintains its head office in Metro Manila that houses the Office of the Administrator, and the four divisions, namely: Finance, Administration, Planning, and Technical Services. It also has a Research Center based in Batac, Ilocos Norte, and three Field Operations Centers spread in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Department of Agriculture, Philippines Executive Departments of the Philippines Bureaus Attached agenciesAgricultural Credit and Policy Council · Cotton Development Administration · Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority · Fiber Industry Development Authority · Livestock Development Council · National Dairy Authority · National Food Authority · National Meat Inspection Service · Philippine Coconut Authority · Sugar Regulatory Administration See also Ministries of Agriculture by country
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