Speakers at the N8 AgriFood Conference

Dr Diogo Souza- Monteiro (Chair)

Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness, Newcastle University

Dr Diogo Souza-Monteiro is a Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness Management at the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES) at Newcastle University, where he led and restructured the Agribusiness Management program between 2015 and 2017 and founded the Food Business Management and Marketing Program in 2017. He is also a member of the International committee of School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the School lead for theme 2 (Resilient Supply Chains) for the N8 AgriFood Program. Diogo also serves as Chair of the Mentoring committee of the Agricultural and Applied Economists Association in the United States.

Diogos expertise is in food marketing and applied economics. His research program aims to understand how to coordinate and assure food quality attributes from farm to fork. Specifically, his research has two main streams: first he investigates how consumers use quality labels (such as nutrition, origin and ethical) in their purchasing choices. Some of this research was funded by the British Academy and investigated how digital technologies may be used to help consumers choosing healthier food baskets. Diogos second line of research investigates the role of information in supply chain coordination. A recent project, funded by the French National Institute for Agronomic Research and the University of Grenoble, investigated how monitoring and alternative payment schemes decreased the proportion of labelling fraud in collective reputation labels. I use applied econometrics methods to analyse experimental and survey data in my empirical research. He has also consulted for the European Commission and to the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (UK). Diogos work has been published in the leading outlets in agricultural economics and food marketing such as the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics and Food Policy.