Papers on Bioleft

Van Zwanenberg, P., Cremaschi, A., Obaya, M., Marin, A. & Lowenstein, V. (2018): Seeking unconventional alliances and bridging innovations in spaces for transformative change: the seed sector and agricultural sustainability in Argentina, Ecology and Society, Vol. 23(3), 11


Papers on seed industry and open source seeds

Kotschi J, Horneburg B (2018) The Open Source Seed Licence: A novel approach to safeguarding access to plant germplasm. PLoS Biol 16(10): e3000023.

Luby CH, Goldman IL (2016) Freeing Crop Genetics through the Open Source Seed Initiative. PLoS Biol 14(4): e1002441.

Marin, Anabel (2015). Los dueños de las plantas: ¿Quién decide? ¿Cómo se decide? (“Plant owners: Who decide? How do they decide?”) Iberoamericana, 15(58).

Marin, Anabel (2015). El futuro de las semillas y la agricultura en América Latina (“The future of seeds and agriculture in Latin America”). Ciencia e investigación 65-3.

Marín, Anabel, y Van Zwanenberg, Patrick (2015): The seed industry and the future of agriculture (pdf). Concept note. Conicet – Cenit – Untref.

Howard, P. H. (2015): Intellectual Property and Consolidation in the Seed Industry (pdf). Crop Sci. 55:2489-2495.

Luby, C. H., J. Kloppenburg, T. E. Michaels, and I. L. Goldman (2015): Enhancing Freedom to Operate for Plant Breeders and Farmers through Open Source Plant Breeding (pdf). Crop Sci. 55:2481-2488.

Kloppenburg, Jack (2014) Re-purposing the master’s tools: the open source seed initiative and the struggle for seed sovereignty (pdf), The Journal of Peasant Studies, 41:6, 1225-1246

Kloppenburg, Jack (2010) Impeding Dispossession, Enabling Repossession: Biological Open Source and the Recovery of Seed Sovereignty, Journal of Agrarian Change, Vol. 10 No. 3, July 2010, pp. 367–388

Aoki, Keith (2009): “Free Seeds, Not Free Beer”: Participatory Plant Breeding, OpenSource Seeds, and Acknowledging User Innovation in Agriculture


Papers on seed industry in Argentina

Marín, Anabel; Van Zwanenberg, Patrick (2020): Transforming agriculture for sustainable development: an exploration of alternative practices in Argentina. Working paper.
Marín, Anabel; Stubrin, Lilia (2017): Oportunidades y desafíos para convertirse en un innovador mundial en Recursos Naturales. El caso de las empresas de semillas en Argentina.  Desarrollo económico, ISSN 0046-001X, Vol. 56, Nº. 220, 2017, págs. 471-497.
Marín, Anabel; Stubrin, Lilia; da Silva Jr., J. J (2015): KIBS Associated to Natural Resource Based Industries: Seeds Innovation and Regional Providers of the Technology Services Embodied in Seeds in Argentina and Brazil, 2000-2014  Institutions for Development Sector, Competitiveness and Innovation Division, DISCUSSION
Marín, Anabel; Stubrin, Lilia; Van Zwanenberg, Patrick (2014): Developing Capabilities in the Seed Industry: Which Direction to Follow? SWPS 2014-12.


Blog posts on Bioleft

Van Zwanenberg, P. and Marin, A (2018): Bioleft: experimenting with open source seed innovation in Argentina, STEPS Centre – Pathways to sustainability

Fressoli M., Zwanenberg P. and Marin A. (2018): From digital commons to nurturing social relationships: How to practice open source ideas with seeds?, STEPS Centre – Pathways to sustainability


Media articles on seed industry

Bioleft: Beyond an open source seed system. Por Almendra Cremaschi, Patrick van Zwanenberg, Anabel Marín, Marcela Basch and Vanesa Lowenstein. XRDS – ACM Magazine for Students, summer issue 2020.

Los dueños de las semillas: ¿quién decide? (“Seed owners: who decide?”) Por Anabel Marín. Diario Página/12, 21 de agosto de 2016.

¿Qué pasa si se va Monsanto?  (“What happens if Monsanto leaves?”) Por Anabel Marín. Diario Página/12, 3 de julio de 2016.

Maldición para el desarrollo  (“Curse to development”) Por Anabel Marín. Diario Página/12, 3 de abril de 2016.


Participation on three episodes of Una aguja en el sojal (“A needle in a soja field”) , transmitida en el canal Cincomunitario.

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