Bruno Gerard PhD

Director, Global Conservation Agriculture Program

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Location
El Batán, Mexico
Discipline
Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Interests
Ag. Systems analysis, integrated soil fertility management, crop-livestock interactions
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Publications

Reply to'No-till agriculture and climate change mitigation'

Powlson D, Stirling C, Jat M, Gerard B, Palm C, Sanchez P et al.

Nature Climate Change (2015)

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Re-examining appropriate mechanization in Eastern and Southern Africa: two-wheel tractors, conservation agriculture, and private sector involvement

Baudron F, Sims B, Justice S, Kahan D, Rose R, Mkomwa S et al.

Food Security (2015)

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Soil water crop modeling for decision support in millet-based systems in the Sahel: a challenge

Akponikpè P, G&erard B

African Journal of Agricultural Research (2014)

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Limited potential of no-till agriculture for climate change mitigation

Powlson D, Stirling C, Jat M, Gerard B, Palm C, Sanchez P et al.

Nature Climate Change (2014)

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A fourth principle is required to define Conservation Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: The appropriate use of fertilizer to enhance crop productivity

Vanlauwe B, Wendt J, Giller K, Corbeels M, Gerard B, Nolte C

Field Crops Research (2014)

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Biomass use trade-offs in cereal cropping systems in the developing world: Overview

Erenstein O, Gérard B, Tittonell P

Agricultural Systems (2015)

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Identifying determinants, pressures and trade-offs of crop residue use in mixed smallholder farms in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Valbuena D, Tui S, Erenstein O, Teufel N, Duncan A, Abdoulaye T et al.

Agricultural Systems (2014)

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Millet response to microdose fertilization in south–western Niger: Effect of antecedent fertility management and environmental factors

Bielders C, Gérard B

Field Crops Research (2015)

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Tradeoffs around crop residue biomass in smallholder crop-livestock systems–What’s next?

Tittonell P, Gérard B, Erenstein O

Agricultural Systems (2015)

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Targeting rural development interventions: Empirical agent-based modeling in Nigerien villages

Saqalli M, Gérard B, Bielders C, Defourny P

Agricultural Systems (2011)

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Modeling hydraulic properties of sandy soils of Niger using pedotransfer functions

Manyame C, Morgan C, Heilman J, Fatondji D, Gerard B, Payne W

Geoderma (2007)

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Effect of planting technique and amendment type on pearl millet yield, nutrient uptake, and water use on degraded land in Niger

Fatondji D, Martius C, Bielders C, Vlek P, Bationo A, Gerard B

Advances in integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and opportunities (2007)

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Estimation of spatial variability in pearl millet growth with non-destructive methods

Gerard B, Buerkert A

Experimental Agriculture (2001)

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Aerial photography to determine fertiliser effects on pearl millet and Guiera senegalensis growth

Gérard B, Buerkert a

Plant and Soil (1999)

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Destructive and non-destructive measurements of residual crop residue and phosphorus effects on growth and composition of herbaceous fallow species in the Sahel

Gérard B, Hiernaux P, Muehlig-Versen B, Buerkert A

Plant and Soil (2001)

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Non-destructive measurement of plant growth and nitrogen status of pearl millet with low-altitude aerial photography

Gérard B, Buerkert A, Hiernaux P, Marschner H

Plant Nutrition for Sustainable Food Production and Environment (1997)

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The influence of vegetation pattern on the productivity, diversity and stability of vegetation: The case ofbrousse tigrée'in the Sahel

Hiernaux P, Gérard B

Acta Oecologica (1999)

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Diversity of wild and cultivated pearl millet accessions (Pennisetum glaucum [L.] R. Br.) in Niger assessed by microsatellite markers

Mariac C, Luong V, Kapran I, Mamadou A, Sagnard F, Deu M et al.

Theoretical and Applied Genetics (2006)

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Changes in the diversity and geographic distribution of cultivated millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) varieties in Niger between 1976 and 2003

Bezançon G, Pham J, Deu M, Vigouroux Y, Sagnard F, Mariac C et al.

Genetic resources and crop evolution (2009)

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Supplementation with groundnut haulms for sheep fattening in the West African Sahel

Ayantunde A, Delfosse P, Fernandez-Rivera S, Gerard B, Dan-Gomma A

Tropical animal health and production (2007)

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Variation in vegetation cover and livestock mobility needs in Sahelian West Africa

Turner M, Butt B, Singh A, Brottem L, Ayantunde A, Gerard B

Journal of Land Use Science (2014)

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Subsurface drip irrigation to evaluate transpiration ratios of pearl millet

Payne W, Gerard B, Klaij M

Micro irrigation for a changing world. Proceedings of the 5th International Microirrigation Congress. ASAE St Joseph, Mich., USA (1995)

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Improving rural livelihoods as a “moving target”: trajectories of change in smallholder farming systems of Western Kenya

Valbuena D, Groot J, Mukalama J, Gérard B, Tittonell P

Regional Environmental Change (2014)

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Precision agriculture for smallholder farmers: Are we dreaming?

Gerard B

Borlaug Summit on Food Security (2014)

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USING PRECISION AGRICULTURE AND REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE GENOTYPE SELECTION IN A BREEDING PROGRAM

Rodrigues F, Ortiz-Monasterio I, Zarco-Tejada P, Ammar K, Gérard B

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Inter-connection between land use/land cover change and herders’/farmers’ livestock feed resource management strategies: A case study from three Ethiopian eco-environments

Mekasha A, Gerard B, Tesfaye K, Nigatu L, Duncan A

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2014)

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Soil water crop modeling for decision support in millet-based systems in the Sahel: a challenge

Akponikpè P, Gerard B, Bielders C

African Journal of Agricultural Research (2014)

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Nutrient Management and Use Efficiency in Wheat Systems of South Asia

Jat M, Bijay-Singh, Gerard B

Advances in Agronomy, 125 (2014)

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Beyond modeling wheat physiology: What do system agronomists need?

Lopez-Ridaura S, Bielders C, Ortiz-Monasterio I, Gerard B

Proceedings of the Workshop on Modeling Wheat Response to High Temperature. CIMMYT, El Batán, Mexico, June 2013. Mexico, D.F. (2013)

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Conservation Agriculture in African Rainfed Small Scale Farming Systems: The Agnostic View.

Gerard B, Baudron F, Niagumbo I, Kanampiu F, Thierfelder C, Kassie M et al.

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. 2012 (2012)

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Conservation agriculture in Asia: Status and prospects

Jat M, Saharawat Y, Gathala M, Sidhu H, Jat R, Kamboj B et al.

Third International Agronomy Congress, Agriculture Diversification, Climate Change Management and Livelihoods. November 26-30, New Delhi, India. (2012)

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Adaptation to climate change for cereal based small scale farming systems. Options at different levels, from plant to region.

Lopez-Ridaura S, Gérard B

Third International Agronomy Congress, Agriculture Diversification, Climate Change Management and Livelihoods. November 26-30, New Delhi, India. (2012)

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Reconstituting family transitions of Sahelian western Niger 1950-2000: an agent-based modelling approach in a low data context

Saqalli M, Bielders C, Defourny P, Gerard B

… : European Journal of … (2013)

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Conservation Agriculture in mixed crop–livestock systems: Scoping crop residue trade-offs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Valbuena D, Erenstein O, Tui S, Abdoulaye T, Claessens L, Duncan A et al.

Field Crops Research (2012)

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Integrating crops and livestock in subtropical agricultural systems.

Wright I, Tarawali S, Blümmel M, Gerard B, Teufel N, Herrero M

Journal of the science of food and agriculture (2012)

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Sub-saharan African feed database

Duncan A, Gerard B, Descheemaeker K

Advances in Animal Bioscience (2010)

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Increasing research impacts through low-cost soil fertility management options for Africa’s drought-prone areas

Dimes J, Twomlow S, Rusike J, Gerard B, Tabo R, Freeman A et al.

Sustainable Agriculture Systems for the Drylands. Proceedings of the International Symposium for Sustainable Dryland Agriculture Systems, 2–5 December 2003 Niamey, Niger. (2003)

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Crop residues in smallholder systems: Pressures and trade-offs

Duncan A, Gérard B, Valbuena D, Blummel M, Tarawali S

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Fertilizer Microdosing and “Warrantage” or Inventory Credit System to Improve Food Security and Farmers’ Income inWest Africa

Tabo R, Bationo A, Amadou B, Marchal D, Lompo F, Gandah M et al.

Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa (2011)

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Competing uses, dynamics, and production and utilization constraints of crop residues in East Africa: Implications for conservation agriculture

Mekonnen K, Rachier G, Lule D, Bahta M, Valbuena D, Duncan A et al.

International Congress on Water 2011, Mekelle, Ethiopia, 19-26 September 2011 (2011)

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Increasing the Impacts of Soil Fertility Research in Semi-Arid Areas of Africa

Twomlow S, Dimes J, Freeman A, Gérard B, Rusike J, Tabo R

IFA-FAO AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

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New tools, methods, and approaches in natural resource management

Cooper P, Singh P, Traore P, Dimes J, Rao K, Gérard B et al.

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Simulating Rural Environmentally and Socio-Economically Constrained Multi-Activity and Multi-Decision Societies in a Low-Data Context: A Challenge Through Empirical Agent-Based Modeling

Saqalli M, Bielders C, Gérard B, Defourny P

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Niger-wide assessment of in situ sorghum genetic diversity with microsatellite markers.

Deu M, Sagnard F, Chantereau J, Calatayud C, Hérault D, Mariac C et al.

TAG. Theoretical and applied genetics. Theoretische und angewandte Genetik (2008)

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APSIM simulation of millet response to combined application of cattle manure, millet residue and chemical fertilizer in the Sahel

Akponikpè P, Bielders C, Gérard B, Michels K

13th ASA Conference (2006)

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Adaptative Shift Linked To Climate Change In A Major Sahelian Crop

Vigouroux Y, Gérard B, Kapran I, Mamadou A, Sagnard F, Deu M et al.

Plant & Animal Genomes XV Conference (2007)

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Modeling integrated fertility management strategies for pearl millet in the Sahel, Niger

Akponikpè P, Bielders C, Gérard B, Michels K

16th International Sypomposium of the International Scientific Centre for Fertilizers (CIEC) (2007)

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Benchmarking humanitarian support: Empirical Agent-based modeling of development action types in Nigerien villages

Saqalli M, Gérard B, Bielders C, Defourny P

Fifth annual conference of the European Social Simulation Association (2008)

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A Method to Determine the Appropriate Spatial Resolution Required for Monitoring Crop Growth in a given Agricultural Landscape

Duveiller G, Defourny P, Gérard B

IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (2008)

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Testing social-driven forces on the evolution of Niger Sahelian rural farming socio-systems: A combined agent-based modelling and anthropological approach

Saqalli M, Gérard B, Defourny P, Bielders C

6th conference ESSA, Guilford, UK (2009)

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Accuracy assessment of a 300 m global land cover map: the GlobCover experience

Defourny P, Schouten L, Bartalev S, Bontemps S, Caccetta P, De Wit A et al.

33rd ISRSE, PS-B1-3, 4Á8 May. Stresa, Italy (2009)

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Non-destructive methods to estimate total dry matter of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.], Guiera senegalensis F. Glem and fallow vegetation in the Sahel

Gérard B

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Development of Surface Moisture Algorithms Using Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Signatures

Gérard B

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Mesure du débit par jaugeur à pendules et microprocesseur.

Gérard B

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Evaluation of application timing in fertilizer micro-dosing technology on millet production in Niger, West Africa

Hayashi, Keiichi, Abdoulaye T, Gérard B, Bationo A

Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (2007)

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Testing the impact of social forces on the evolution of Sahelian farming systems: A combined agent-based modeling and anthropological approach

Saqalli M, Gérard B, Bielders C, Defourny P

Ecological Modelling (2010)

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Use of the APSIM model in long term simulation to support decision making regarding nitrogen management for pearl millet in the Sahel

Akponikpè P, Gérard B, Michels K, Bielders C

European Journal of Agronomy (2010)

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Spatial fields’ dispersion as a farmer strategy to reduce agro-climatic risk at the household level in pearl millet-based systems in the Sahel: A modeling perspective

Akponikpè P, Minet J, Gérard B, Defourny P, Bielders C

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2011)

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Toward farm specific recommendations for the use of mineral fertilizers in Sahelian crop-livestock systems

Gérard B, Fatondji D, Dandois C, Bielders C

16th International Symposium of the International Scientific Centre for Fertilizers (CIEC). 16-19 September 2007. Ghent, Belgium. (2007)

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Comparison between SAR and wind scatterometers data for surface parameters monitoring over a Sahelian agropastoral area

Zine S, Frison P, Rudant J, Hiernaux P, Jarlan L, Mougin E et al.

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Trends in productivity of crops , fallow and rangelands in Southwest Niger : Impact of land use , management and variable rainfall

Hiernaux P, Ayantunde A, Kalilou A, Mougin E, Gérard B, Baup F et al.

JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY (2009)

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Design and Testing of a Global Positioning System-Based Radiometer for Precision Mapping of Pearl Millet Total Dry Matter in the Sahel

Lawrence P, Gérard B, Moreau C, Lhe F, Buerkert A

Agronomy Journal (2000)

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Smart investments in sustainable food production: revisiting mixed crop-livestock systems.

Herrero M, Thornton P, Notenbaert A, Wood S, Msangi S, Freeman H et al.

Science (New York, N.Y.) (2010)

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Impacts Of Inventory Credit, Input Supply Shops, and Fertilizer Microdosing …

Pender J, Abdoulaye T, Ndjeunga J, Gérard B, Kato E

books.google.com (2008)

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Simulation of millet response to combined application of cattle manure, …

Akponikpe P, Bielders C, Gérard B

… stuff (2006)

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Improving cereal productivity and farmers' income using a strategic application of …

Tabo R, Bationo A, Gérard B, Ndjeunga J, Marchal D, Amadou B et al.

Advances in integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa by Bationo et al. (2007)

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Tracking Vulnerability

Marinho E, Gérard B

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Professional experience

Director, Global Conservation Agriculture Program

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

September 2011 - Present

Systemwide Livestock (SLP) Program coordinator

International Livestock Research INstitute

September 2008 - August 2011 (2 years 11 months)

Visiting Scientist seconded from ICRISAT

Université catholique de Louvain

September 2005 - August 2008 (2 years 11 months)

Principal Scientist

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

January 2000 - August 2005 (5 years 7 months)

Sabbatical

University of Hohenheim

November 1998 - November 1999 (1 year)

Farm and Engineering Services Manager

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

September 1991 - October 1998 (7 years 1 month)

Research Assistant and project Engineer

Université catholique de Louvain

September 1990 - June 1991 (9 months)

Research Assistant

Utah State University

February 1987 - June 1990 (3 years 4 months)

Education history

Institute of Plant Nutrition, University of Hohenheim

Doktor der Agrarwissenschaften (Ph.D. Agronomy)

February 2000

Utah State University

Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering

February 1987 - June 1990 (3 years 4 months)

Université catholique de Louvain

Ingénieur Agronome du Génie Rural

September 1981 - September 1986 (5 years)