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MS Horticulture and Agronomy Personal Purpose Statement

Horticulture & Agronomy in India Personal Statement of Purpose Examples
Horticulture & Agronomy in India personal purpose statement

An Indian woman and a dentist, now 28 years old, I have come to the USA to build a new home and embark on a new career. Dentistry has been my first love so far and it pains me greatly to abandon my career. Nevertheless, I feel strongly that while I am still young I should pursue my most intense passion and re-train here in America as a soil scientist. I would like to begin by earning the MS Degree in Horticulture and Agronomy at XXXX University. In addition to the sheer excellence of your program, your location is ideal so that I have the full support of my family and the ability to devote myself almost exclusively to my studies.

Horticulture Agronomcy and Agriculture Personal Purpose
Horticulture & Agronomy in India Personal Statement of Purpose Examples

In many important ways, I see my career as a dentist to have been preparation for my new career as a scientist; from the very beginning my favorite subjects have been Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology – the mastery of which is as beneficial to Agronomy as Dentistry. Furthermore, I am myself a farmer since farming has been the occupation of my family as long as we can remember, and I own my own farm in India.

I ask for admission to your distinguished MS Program in Horticulture and Agronomy at XXXX so that I can learn the extensive knowledge base and skill set that I will need to make my maximum contribution to society, as scientist, a conservationist, an entrepreneur, and an activist, a farmer helping farmers. I want to learn how to protect the richness of nature's soil, exploring cutting-edge innovation to make agriculture sustainable, particularly by improving irrigation techniques. I want to be the entrepreneurial face of our small farming community in India, eliminate the middlemen, and inspire and empower our farmers to sell their produce directly to customers for nothing less than market value. I look forward to decades promoting agricultural policies that protect the environment at the same time that they protect and support farmers – in short, sustainable agriculture in India. I want to help India to become self sufficient in food production during my lifetime. Thus, I am a sworn enemy of monopolies, and the champion of the common farmer.

Horticulture & Agronomy in India Personal Statement of Purpose Examples
Horticulture & AgronomyPersonal Statement of Purpose Examples

I wish to get my hands dirty with the soil of my country and learn every detail of agriculture so that I will be able to help India make sound decisions and sustainable progress: increasing food exports, limiting food imports and protecting the land which protected and nurtured me and my people. With only 2.4% of the global land mass and being home to 19% of the world's total population, India shoulders an especially huge responsibility in the area of food.   Having now overtaken China as the most populous nation on earth, India is already experiencing enormous and mounting pressure on her shrinking natural resources base, especially land and water. Industrialization, corruption and erratic climatic conditions are forcing our small farmers to incur debts that they cannot repay. Too many commit suicide. India has always been an agricultural country and our traditional farming methods and our small farmers - who account for about 70% of the farming community – need to be protected and supported.

The introduction of the “Green Revolution” in India in 1967 did serve to increase the yield of crops. Yet, it was a failure in almost every other way because it did not involve planning for sustainable agriculture and it violated the rights of small farmers, essentially stealing from them, everything that the family had, to pad profits for the corporations owned primarily by India’s dominant socio-economic classes and their foreign partners, who have preyed upon the rest. There is much work to be done and I am convinced that human rights and economic development must go hand in hand, that agricultural models need to be developed that encourage productivity through ownership with a priority emphasis on caring for the basic needs of the farmers and their families.

I thank you for considering my application to XXXX.

MS Horticulture and Agronomy Personal Purpose Statement


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