Bram Govaerts is currently global Director Innovative Business Strategies, Regional Representative for the Americas and Mexico country Representative at CIMMYT. Since 2007, Govaerts has led the Latin America Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification strategy in CIMMYT. From 2003-2007 he was Research Associate with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven working in Mexico and Ethiopia. Bram Govaerts holds a Master and Bachelor of Science in Bioscience Engineering, specialization Soil Conservation in combination with Tropical Agriculture at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Govaerts received the Development Cooperation Prize 2003 of the Belgian Federal Government, the 2014 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation and awarded by the World Food Prize on October 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa from a 2500 Mexican farmer organization the 2018 Premio Tecnoagro for the development of sustainable agricultural systems.