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.
Anabel MarínI 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.
Patrick van ZwanenbergI am an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in environmental sciences. Amongst other things I am interested in how innovation processes can better respond to social needs, democratic values and ecological realities.
Almendra CremaschiI 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.
Julián AsinstenI 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.
Marcela BaschI 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.
Pablo Martín PérezI 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.
Eduardo MusacchioI 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.
Gustavo SchraufI 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.
María Laura BravoI 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 Paz dos SantosI am an agonomic 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 assesor promoter to a group of horticulturists within the Rural Change program. I am interested in working towards strengthening agroecology and sustainable, familiar and peasant agricultures.
Enrico CrestaI 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.
Alex EdlesonI 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).
Florencia ChenaSoy Licenciada en Administración, graduada en la Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, con interés y diplomatura en Marketing Digital y Community Manager (UCES). Soy responsable administrativa y comunicadora de CENIT (Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación). Me interesan las gestiones en los cambios de estructuración organizacional y las adaptaciones al mundo digital.
Manuel Facundo CorreaI 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).
Tamara PerelmuterSoy licenciada en Ciencia Política de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Magíster en Estudios Latinoamericanos por la Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) y Dra. en Ciencias Sociales por la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Soy investigadora del IEALC (Instituto de Estudios sobre América Latina y el Caribe), coordinadora del Grupo de Estudios sobre Ecología Política desde América Latina (GEEPAL) e integrante del Grupo de Estudios Rurales y del Grupo de Estudios de los Movimientos Sociales de América Latina (GER-GEMSAL) del Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani. Docente de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (UBA). Mis trabajos de investigación se centran en analizar los procesos de cercamiento de las semillas con hincapié en las transformaciones de la propiedad intelectual a partir de la inserción de la biotecnología al agro, y los diversos activimos en defensa de las semillas.
The Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes is an organization that brings together universities, research institutes and corporations committed to sustainability. Between July 2019 and July 2020, GCSO supports the expansion of Bioleft in Mexico.