Felicity Addo profile picture

Felicity Addo

Research Scholar

Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources


Felicity Addo joined the IIASA Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF) Research Group of the Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Program as a research scholar in 2021. Her current scientific interests include agricultural production systems and value chains, food security, sustainable rural development, micro-economic modeling, and agricultural resource management and efficiency. Currently, she contributes to multiple projects in the EU and Africa, primarily focusing on EU farm typology classifications for use with the GLOBIOM model and the impacts of climate change on food security, health, and nutrition in the Gambia.

She obtained her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany, focusing on options for sustainable agriculture in North-East Ghana by analyzing the linkages between NGOs and farmer-based organizations through soybean value chains, production, and market participation research.

In 2015, Addo started working at the Institute for Sustainable Economic Development at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna as a university assistant (research and teaching). She is currently completing her PhD thesis on assessing productivity, efficiency, and economies of scale of Austrian agriculture.

Last update: 28 JUN 2021


Addo, F. & Palazzo, A. (2023). Securing sustainable and resilient food systems for The Gambia. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-36

IBF-IIASA (2023). Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) Documentation 2023 - Version 1.0. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis , Laxenburg, Austria.

Addo, F. & Salhofer, K. (2022). Part-Time Farming and Scale Efficiency. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 71 (1) 16-35. 10.30430/gjae.2022.0195.