Monica Addison is a Research Fellow at Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She is an Agricultural Economist and has specialized in gender and agricultural innovation. She obtained her PhD in Agricultural Economics at KNUST, Ghana in 2018. After working in Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana, as an M&E Specialist, Monica joined KNUST in 2013.
Monica conducts applied economics research (both quantitative and qualitative) and focuses more on gender and agricultural innovation studies in relation to the rice sector in Ghana. Monica has been involved in poverty reduction activities and focused on championing the course of women to reduce poverty in rural areas. Her current research interest is in evaluation studies and climate change and adaptation strategies of smallholder farmers. She has published 11 papers in peer-reviewed journals, one conference paper in refereed conference proceeding, has written one book chapter and participated in several international conferences.
Monica’s goal and prospects about her future career is to lead and manage grant research projects that targets on inclusive development to contribute to the research strategies of her Department and the KNUST.