The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) began operations in September 1999 consequent upon Cabinet Resolution No. 13/99 of April 19, 1999. The enabling legislation was enacted with effect from February 13, 2009 and received the assent of the Governor General on March 10, 2009.
Following its enactment, the Board began operation as a Statutory Body with effect from September 09, 2009, with the appointment of a Board of Directors by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The Board comprises ten members of diverse backgrounds.