Erika Quendler, is a researcher at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna with the dissertation thesis “Small scale farming from a historical and current integrated point of view: Philosophies and Genesis; Structural Analysis (Classification) as well as Characteristics and Potentials; Discussion of possible Development-scenarios and Outlook”.
She has also trained as a teacher and consultant at the University College for Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy.
Her main research interests are sustainable development, quality of life, resilience, digital transformation, young farmer and family farm issues, value chain and economic accounts for agriculture.
Erika Quendler has published several scientific papers and participated in many scientific international conferences.
She won the Best Paper Award at the international conference “Resilience – The New Research Frontier” of the ISDRS (International Sustainable Development Research Society) in Trondheim with her contribution entitled “Resilience as an inclusive approach for sustainable, good life – a concept”.