Bruno Gérard is the director of CIMMYT’s sustainable intensification program and flagship leader for MAIZE and WHEAT. 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 the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Niger and as a system-wide livestock program coordinator at the International Livestock Research Institute in Ethiopia. He was trained as agricultural and irrigation engineer, and holds masters degrees from the University catholique de Louvain and Utah State University, and a doctorate from the University of Hohenheim.
His research interests include geo-spatial system analysis, research design, soil fertility management at farm and landscape levels, crop-livestock integration in smallholder farming systems, and participatory methods.