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Our Team

The Crop Trust is a relatively small organization with a big mission. With about 45 staff members, the Crop Trust team has broad talents and exceptional drive. In addition to our full-time staff, we are supported by an active Executive Board, Donors' Council, Finance and Investment Committee as well as senior consultants who bring decades of expertise from across the world of crop diversity conservation. Of course, we could not carry out the work of global crop diversity conservation without our countless partners and supporters worldwide. 

Our Senior Team

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Nora Castañeda-Álvarez

Science project coordinator

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Peter Giovannini

Project Coordinator

Luigi Guarino

Luigi Guarino

Chief Scientist

Nelissa Jamora

Nelissa Jamora

Agricultural Economist | Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

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Dr. rer. nat. Benjamin Kilian

Senior Scientist and Project Coordinator

Sarada Krishnan

Sarada Krishnan

Director of Programs

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Matija Obreza

Head, GGP Information Systems

Janny van Beem

Janny van Beem

Global Genebank Partnership Coordinator

Current Vacancies

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