Bruno Gérard is the Director of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification Program. He leads a team of 40 international scientists focusing on sustainable intensification of maize and wheat-based systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Before joining CIMMYT in September 2011, he worked as a Principal Scientist at ICRISAT in Niger and as a System-wide Livestock (SLP) Program coordinator at ILRI in Ethiopia.. He was trained as agricultural and irrigation engineer, and holds M.Sc. degrees from the University catholique de Louvain (1987) and Utah State University (1990) and a Ph.D. from the plant nutrition department at the University of Hohenheim (2000). His research interests includes geo-spatial system analysis, research design, soil fertility management at farm and landscape levels, crop-livestock integration in smallholder farming systems, and participatory methods.