Get Your Dream Job of Growing Food on the World’s Most Remote Inhabited Island

By: | March 6th, 2016

The world’s most remote island, Tristan da Cunha, situated in the South Atlantic, is in the need of an Agriculture Advisor. If your interest and expertise are orchard planning, crop rotation, and animal husbandry, this could be a dream job for you!

Tristan da Cunha is an incredibly isolated island, about 1,500 miles from South Africa and 2,000 miles from South America. The permanent population of the island is less than 300, and the livestock is mostly sheep and cattle. Since there is no airport on the island, people rely on fishing boats to bring supplies from South Africa.


But the people of the island are keen to cut down their dependence on imported food. Therefore, Cunha’s government is advertising for an advisor with farming experience. The suitable candidate will have to provide the best veterinary care for livestock, grow legumes and other vegetables, and will have to train current agricultural staff.

Although the island is remote, it is not without amenities. The island village has a school, churches, a supermarket, a pub, a cafe, a hospital, a museum and tourist center, and even a graveyard. The government website describes the island as ‘far from the madding crowd.’

Yellow-nosed albatross frolic on the island

Yellow-nosed Albatross frolic on the island


Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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