foodnews 1.207.2015 Tristandacunha

Tristan da Cunha is an eight-mile wide volcanic island in the South Atlantic. This British overseas territory has no restaurants, no hotels, and credit cards aren’t accepted anywhere. The government is looking for someone with fairly extensive farming knowledge to help jumpstart their agricultural sector, which—based on the job listing—is currently abysmal. There’s around 300 cattle and 500 sheep grazing on 1,000 acres of what is described as “poor” land, and potato production on family-run allotments. What they’re hoping for are orchards, more produce, and better livestock health and reproduction. Tristan da Cunha has a small agricultural department but lacks formal training in animal husbandry and crop development.

Read on at Modern Farmer.

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