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.
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.
Patrick van Zwanenberg
I 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.
Pablo Martín Pérez
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.
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).
Soy 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).
The International Science Council (ISC), created in 2018, is an international NGO resulting from the merger of two previous ones: International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC). It brings together 40 international scientific unions and associations and more than 140 national and regional ones. Between 2015 and 2018, ISSC financed the international project Pathways to sustainability; in this context, Bioleft was incubated.
Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve food production and distribution, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East through grants that support research or enhance learning and the generation of local solutions to complex problems. In 2019, Bioleft won a one-year grant to develop three field experiments.
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.