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Remote Island Farmer

We meet the British farm advisor heading out to work on the world's most remote inhabited island - Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic.

Sally Challoner meets Alasdair Wyllie - the farm advisor heading out to work on the world's most remote inhabited island, Tristan da Cunha. With a population of less than 300 people the island has a largely subsistence agricultural system. Alasdair hopes to improve their food sustainability and security. His contract is for two years.
We also meet the man who did the same job forty years earlier. Gavin Jack now lives in Australia but has fond memories of his time on Tristan.
The island itself is half way between South Africa and South America - more than 6,000 miles from Britain. It's volcanic, and in the 1960's the entire population had to be brought to the UK following an eruption that threatened the settlement.
Produced by Sally Challoner.

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Thu 29 Dec 2016 05:45

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