KIADEF- Krishnamurthi International Agricultural Development Foundation was founded by Dr.S.Krihnamurthi in his name on December 20th 1984. He was horticulturist and Educationist who started Faculty of Horticulture, Coimbatore and was The Dean (Agriculture) at Agricultural college and Research Institute, Coimbatore during 1955 – 65. He was former Director of Agriculture Tamil nadu, United Nations (FAO) official and united Nations Development Programme Official.
Our founder has made tremendous influence on the development of Horticulture, Agro-forestry and Agricultural education in Tamil Nadu and abroad. His contribution in Iraq agriculture was acclaimed internationally. He started the KIADEF and executed various developmental projects (in Agro-Forestry and Horticulture) in Trichy District. Eminent scientists collaborated in this work.
After his demise, the trust was handed to Prof. Dr. K.K.Krishnamuthi, who also, is a well known Scientist in Soil Science and Water Management, Organic Agriculture and Horticulture. Originally the trust was functioning from Chennai and later shifted to Coimbatore, during 2010.