Somogyi is a researcher in the area of agri-food value chains, food business and international market development.
Over the past decade, he has led and contributed to research and development of value chain projects in numerous countries. He has created consumer-driven food supply chains, linking members of the chain from input supply and primary production to retail -- particularly in the beverage, seafood and horticulture sectors.
These projects generally result in more efficient food supply chains that create and deliver more food with less waste, with more profitability & economic sustainability for all members of the chain.
Somogyi is the Arrell Chair in the Business of Food and director of the Longo's Food Retail Laboratory in the School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management. He is also an Honorary Senior Fellow in Agribusiness in the School of Agriculture & Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia.