Cotton Association of India set up a Trust in 1987 known as the Cotton And Allied Products Research Foundation (COTAAP) with the primary objective of empowering farmers and improving productivity by means of modern & scientific agronomic practices.

Over the years, COTAAP has undertaken several programmes providing extension services in various cotton growing belts in the country. The programs have been successfully carried out at Ganganagar in Rajasthan, Unali in Gujarat, Panjra Lodhi in Maharashtra, Raichur in Karnataka and Chopda, Dist Jalgaon in Maharashtra.