Remote Atlantic Island Looks for Agricultural Advisor

GLOBAL - The inhabitants of the world’s remotest inhabited island have called on the NFU to find them a farmer to come and improve agriculture.
calendar icon 29 January 2016
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Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, has a population of 265 people and has asked the NFU online jobs portal to find it a farmer to help support, guide and train locals in farming to increase its self-sufficiency, help maintain its financial independence and ultimately avoid insolvency.

The island which has approximately 1000 acres of poor grazing land for 300 cattle and 500 sheep, mainly producing potatoes and intends to harvest fruits, vegetables and other crops to reduce its reliance on imported foodstuffs.

Alan Brown, head of, said: “This is the most interesting and unique opportunity that I have seen advertised on NFU Job Pages to date. I hope there is a UK farmer out there who seizes the opportunity to take on this unique challenge and bring a flavour of British farming to the world’s most remote inhabited island.

“It is important for the NFU that we provide a broad spectrum of employment opportunities and promotes farming and agriculture as a career which is vital in keeping the industry moving forward. But that said, with 30 years of advertising and recruitment, even I was surprised by this one!”

The island is only accessible 60 days a year, but for whoever takes on the challenge there is an island shop, a pub, cafe, dance hall, swimming pool, museum and tourist centre.

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