ALTA Food and Agriculture Pte Ltd was founded as an agricultural consultancy company and trade intermediary for South East Asia during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alta has already undergone many iterations in its short journey in a never ending search for meaning, relevance, and survival.

Developing a community platform seemed like the logical next step. And we love having you part of our now collective journey.

Dr Michael Patching

Michael’s personal values are Integrity, Respect, and Compassion. And he embodies that through his animal welfare advocacy which focuses as much on the intent when farming, killing, and consuming animals as it does the outcome for the scientific impact on individual animals.

While animal welfare is a passion, changing practices with this as a sole driver usually creates a cost for a business and/or change is difficult to create.

Michael has an equal passion for disruption, and believes that technology, innovation and data when put into the right hands are the ultimate catalyst for change. Working with people with this mindset are also more likely to want to improve systems for the better.