Welcome to the
Department of Agriculture, Falkland
A prosperous and self-reliant agricultural sector
that creates opportunities for Falkland Islanders and is highly valued locally
To foster a viable and internationally
competitive agricultural industry through integrated applied research,
extension, business skill development and regulatory programmes.
Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory, situated in the South
Atlantic and lie some 400 miles from the South American mainland and 850 miles
north of the Antarctic Circle. The Islands are located between Latitude 51˚ and
53˚ S and Longitude 57˚ and 62˚ W; approximately the same latitude South as
London lies North.
The Falkland Islands comprise two main Islands (East and West Falkland) and 778
smaller islands, with a total land area of approximately 4,700 square miles,
covering an area just over half the size of Wales. The distance from Stanley, on
the extreme east, to New Island, on the extreme west, is some 148 miles.
Click here for more general information on the Falkland
Agriculture in the
Much of the Falkland Islands land mass is used
for agriculture. Despite grazing half a million sheep and approaching
5,000 cattle, the land has largely retained its native plant populations.
Interspersed are areas of introduced pasture species, generally on the more
naturally fertile soils, which are of particular relevance to animal production
due to their improved nutritional value.
Click here to learn more about farming and agriculture in
the Falkland Islands.
An A4 double-sided leaflet on
Agriculture in the Falkland Islands is available for download.
Using the links at the top of the page, you can navigate around our website and
learn about agriculture in the Falkland Islands. If you have
any questions after your visit, then please
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News & Information Page
for the latest news, dates for the diary and website updates.