The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) is a new organization with a mission of working internationally to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems.
Patrick Holden is founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust whose mission is to promote international cooperation between all those involved in sustainable food production. Previously he was director of the Soil Association.
He studied biodynamic agriculture and started a community dairy farm in West Wales in 1973. It is now the longest established organic dairy farm in Wales, with a herd of 75 Ayrshire cows – the milk from which is made into an award winning cheddar-style cheese by his son.
He received a CBE for services to organic farming in 2005. Other positions include Patron of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association.