Cotton Development Board

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Cotton Development Board
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language

Cotton Development Board or CDB is an autonomous national body responsible for the Cotton Industry of Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2]


The board was established in 1972. It was charged the promotion and protection of cotton cultivation. It boosted cotton production in the 1970s through import of cotton seeds from the United States.[1] In 2015 the board tested GM cotton in Bangladesh.[3]


  1. ^ a b Islam, Md Shahidul. "Cotton Development Board". Banglapedia. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Cotton farming in Barendra area can reduce reliance on import". Dhaka Tribune. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "GM cotton on trial". The Daily Star. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2016.