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Patrick Holden is best known for being the founder and chief executive of Sustainable Food Trust
Patrick Holden is the founder and chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, an organisation founded in 2012 and working internationally to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems.
In 2012 Patrick Holden founded Sustainable Food Trust to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system.
Prior to this he was director of the Soil Association up until 2010 during which time his advocacy and campaigning for more sustainable food systems were underpinned through the development of the organic standards and market-place.
His farming experience spans nearly 50 years, centered on Holden Farm Dairy, now the longest established organic dairy farm in West Wales, he produces Hafod cheese from the milk of his 80 Ayshire cows.
Patrick was awarded a CBE for services to organic farming in 2005, is Patron of the UK Biodynamic Farming Association and was elected an Ashoka Fellow in 2006.
Patrick is a regular writer, broadcaster, and speaker at public events.