Cotton Development Administration (Philippines)
|Cotton Development Administration|
|Pangasiwaan sa Pagpapaunlad ng Bulak|
|Formed||February 11, 1998|
|Headquarters||1F ATI Building, Elliptical Road, Vasra, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Agency executive||Eugenio D. Orpia Jr., Administrator|
|Parent agency||Department of Agriculture|
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.