I and Farm Management from Kwame Nkrumah University

I
am applying for Master in Rural Development Engineering starting in September
2018. I graduated with a Second-Class Upper degree in Agricultural Science with
a specialization in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management from Kwame
Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. My knowledge and understanding of
agriculture stems from my childhood. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a
rural part of Ghana where family farms range in size from just a few acres to
more than 10,000 acres. My family have been farmers
as far back as anybody can trace. I wish to study agriculture, not because of
my family, but despite them. My father and grandfather are both convinced the
day of the farmer has passed, and have always tried to steer me into another
field. I disagreed. I have always understood the importance of
agriculture to civilization, but from that moment forward I realized just how
much more important
agriculture would be in the future. There will
always be a need for people to grow food. I strongly feel that farmers are the creatures of God
in absence of whom life would be very difficult. I am really motivated that by
studying this field further at your University, I will develop all the
dexterities that a good farmer should have.

Learning
is an endless process which is related to the importance of developing human resources. Sam Farr the American Politician said, to make
agriculture sustainable, the grower has got to be able to make a profit but
this is not the case with farmers in Ghana. Despite the number of acres of land
that they cultivate, they still earn less income. My interest in Master in Rural
Development Engineering developed during my second year at the undergraduate
level when I studied fundamental issues in rural and urban sociology. Both
agricultural policy and agricultural finance that I offered during my final
year made me realize that, most of the problems facing our agriculture sector
in Ghana are as a result of low income being received by farmers and
also wide market margins between marketers and farmers. I have genuine desire
and vision geared towards helping my country in solving most of the challenges
facing our farmers and providing means and ways to maximize their returns and
reducing the wide market margin between the marketers and farmers. Currently I
am a research assistant at the University Information Technology Service department
of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. At the department I
am responsible for helping students get research materials online.

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My goal is to
study hard from the masters’ level to PhD level so that I can gain much
knowledge and skills on the issues of Rural Development Engineering which I
believe will increase my awareness about the latest trends within the field and
how I can contribute to the overall mission and purpose of giving back to my
country.

During my final
year of study at the university, I undertook various related courses. This
courses truly broadened my knowledge on application economics in agriculture
and equipped me with the needed knowledge to further my studies. I also worked
on a project which was to find out consumers’ awareness, perception and
willingness to pay for fish sausage in the Kumasi and Accra Metropolis of
Ghana.

The University in
Hungary has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in its advanced academic
programs, especially in agriculture, and it is an important leader in the
global economy. I believe the school will provide me with all the vital needed
skills and knowledge in order to continue progressing and reach my potential in
this field.

To wrap things up,
I would like to stress that I am fully determined to make the most out of this
opportunity. I trust that being a student at a University in Hungary would not
only empower my career development, but would give me the framework to utilize
my full potentials.

I am thankful for
considering my application and I look forward to a favorable response.

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