Bioleft is an initiative developed by an interdisciplinary research team, made up of people with backgrounds in economics, agronomy, environmental science, genetics, law, collaborative research and communication. We work to encourage the development of transformations that are more sustainable and inclusive. The project was created by the Research Center for Transformation (CENIT) together with the STEPS Centre, within the framework of the global project Transformative pathways to sustainability.

TEAM

Anabel Marín

Director

I am a researcher on issues linking innovation, science, technology and development. I am interested in the use of multidisciplinary approaches to address issues of economic and social development that are sustainable and inclusive, as well as the creation of products for dissemination. I work on transitions towards sustainability in industries related to natural resources, open science, private public linkages in agricultural biotechnology, opportunities for manufacturing innovation in Latin America, and the future of seeds in Argentina and Brazil.

Anabel Marín

Patrick van Zwanenberg

Associate researcher

I have a degree in Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies. I combine tools from the social studies of science and technology with science policy. I am interested in the politics of knowledge, technology regulation and in how innovation processes can be transformed so that they better respond to social needs and values. I also participate in research on innovation and sustainable development in Latin America.

Patrick Van Zwanenberg

Almendra Cremaschi

Associate researcher

I am an Agronomist, graduated from the National University of La Plata. I am interested in issues related to rural development and family farming, as well as multidisciplinary work and participatory methodologies to address complex problems such as sustainability. In 2015, I started an MA in Agrarian Social Studies (FLACSO) and joined the project team “Pathways to sustainability”, where I work on seed sustainability.

Eduardo Musacchio

Field coordinator

I am an Agricultural Engineer, professor of Genetics at the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA), co-director of the Study and Work Group with Qom communities in the Chaco region and part of the work team of the Participatory Guarantee System of FAUBA.

Eduardo Musacchio

María Laura Bravo

Associate researcher

I am an Agronomist, graduated from the National University of La Plata, where I teach Genetic Breeding and Socioeconomics. I work on aspects related to the approach of Rural Development. I direct extension projects and coordinate applied research projects with family agriculture organizations.

María Laura Bravo

Pablo Martín Pérez

IT consultant

I am a software developer, graduated from the National Technological University. I am passionate about the free and open software movement, and music in particular. I’m interested in sociological, political and technological studies.

Gustavo Schrauf

Advisor

I am Professor of the Chair of Genetics of the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA). Director of the Farm “Cultivos del Sur” FAUBA. Agronomist U.N. Rosario, Magister Scientiae INTA-UNRosario, Dr in Agricultural Sciences UBA.

Enrico Cresta

Advisor

I am an organic producer in the area of ​​Río Cuarto, Córdoba, president of the Cambio Rural Pampaorgánica Norte Group and member of the Directive Commission of the Argentine Movement for Organic Production.

Enrico Cresta

Alex Edleson

Advisor

I am a biodinamic farmer. I produce vegetables and breed seeds. I’m co-founder of Granja Asociativa Valle Pintado and Trigo Limpio, an organic wheat coop. I’m a member of the Guardians of the Seeds group in El Bolsón. Since 2018 I coordinate the Initiative for Biodynamic Seeds in Argentina.

Alex Edleson

Julián Asinsten

Research assistant

I am an economist, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. I work as a research assistant at the CENIT Foundation. I am interested in issues of economic development, technological change and innovation.

Julián Asinsten

María Paz Dos Santos

Research assistant

I am an agricultural engineer, graduated from the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA), where I am assistant professor of Genetics. I am also an advisor to a group of horticulturists within the Rural Change program. I am interested in working towards strengthening agroecology and sustainable, family and peasant agriculture.

Manuel Facundo Correa

Documentation and audiovisuals

I am an anthropologist (UBA) and Master in Social Research and Development (Universidad de Concepción, Chile), audiovisualist and communicator. My research fields are focused on the economic diversities of peasant and indigenous family farming, socio-environmental controversies and access to the natural common (water, land, biodiversity).

Manuel Facundo Correa

Marcela Basch

Communications

I am a Bachelor of Letters, journalist and teacher. Since 2013 I have researched and covered topics of collaborative economies and free and open culture. I am the founder and editor of the portal El Plan C, and co-organizer of the Collaborative Economy Week and the Comunes international conference.

Marcela Basch