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STEPS Seminar – Bioleft: experimenting with an open source seed system in Latin America
January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies
Speaker: Anabel Marin (CENIT/STEPS America Latina)
This seminar reports on work carried out in the STEPS America Latina hub as part of the ‘Pathways’ Transformative Knowledge Network.
In her talk, Anabel Marin will outline the sustainability challenges facing Argentinean agriculture and describe the processes of research, engagement and innovation that have contributed to the development of Bioleft, an open and collaborative system for seed innovation.
About the speaker
Anabel Marin is a researcher specialising in innovation and development. Her initial training is in economics and she has a master’s degree in development and a PhD in science and technology policy studies (Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex). Between 2007 and 2008 she worked as a Research Fellow at SPRU. Since 2010, she has been a researcher for the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina. She also leads several research projects in Latin America about sustainability in agriculture and the future of seeds. She is a member of the STEPS America Latina hub and co-lead of the Pathways Transformative Knowledge Network.
The seminar is hosted/chaired by Adrian Ely (SPRU/STEPS Centre)