Sarada Krishnan

Director of Programs
Crop Trust

Sarada Krishnan oversees the planning, development and implementation of the technical program of the Crop Trust and leads an expert team of scientists working with many dedicated partners all around the world.

Sarada played a key role in the development of the roadmap for the conservation of US crop wild relatives, and serves on USDA’s National Genetic Resources Advisory Council. She also chairs the USDA Coffee and Cacao Crop Germplasm Committee, and as Executive Director of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, has been advancing gender equality in the coffee industry and advocating for smallholder farmers in finding solutions to end hunger and poverty.