World's Most Remote Inhabited Island is Looking for An Experienced Farmer

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If you’re an experienced farmer who likes sheep more than people, a far-flung volcanic archipelago in the South Atlantic has the perfect job for you. According to Modern Farmer, the world’s most remote inhabited island chain, Tristan da Cunha, is seeking an agricultural adviser with farming experience to jumpstart their agricultural sector.

The main island of Tristan da Cunha has only 265 residents who live in its one village, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. There are no restaurants or hotels, and businesses don’t accept credit cards. The British overseas territory also lacks an airport, so all imported items need to be brought in by boat. Since the closest mainland city, Cape Town, South Africa, is more than 1700 miles away, it’s no surprise that island residents want to rely less on imported food and focus on local crops and livestock development.

The region's soil is described as "poor," there are only 300 cattle and 500 sheep, and locals till their own potato patches, so whoever signs up for Tristan da Cunha's agricultural adviser job will be tackling the challenge of a lifetime. However, if the thought of transforming an entire nation's food supply appeals to you, feel free to apply for the position online

[h/t Modern Farmer]