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.

DIRECTOR

Anabel Marín

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
TEAM

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.

Patrick Van Zwanenberg

Almendra Cremaschi

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.

Julián Asinsten

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

Gustavo Schrauf

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

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

Marcela Basch

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

Pablo Martín Pérez

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.

Eduardo Musacchio

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

Alex Edleson

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

María Laura Bravo

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

María Paz Dos Santos

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

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
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OUR FUNDERS

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 (GCSO) 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.