Tristan da Cunha, which lies midway between Africa and South America, has a population of 265 people, and officials fear inhabitants aren't equipped with the necessary skills to keep it self-sufficient.
The island has around 1,000 acres of poor grazing land for 300 cattle and 500 sheep, and its biggest crop is potatoes.
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The island's economy is made up from lobster exports, with limited revenue from tourism. Known by locals as Tristan, it has a north-to-south length of just seven miles and an area of 37.8 square miles.
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