Why are you drawn to studying the major you have selected? Please discuss how your interests and related experiences have influenced your choice. Specifically, how will an education from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University help you achieve your academic goals?
(Please limit your response to 650 words.)
Returning to Jargalan
I was grown up in an unknown place. There is no information on Wikipedia - except (here is little starting information about the place I was born) At 3683 square kilometers with a population approximately 2000 people, (the born place)
is one of the smallest subdivision of (Country)
. My parents, grandparents, and relatives have been living there for their whole lifetime as a half-nomadic, a lifestyle in which economic activity is based primarily on livestock. Returning to (the born place) to visit my parents, I was taken by my uncle, who lives twenty kilometers away from the sum, to his home.
Dawning was taking on the mountain as we rode on a motorcycle. We were heading to the east on the earth road. Whenever we encountered with small rocks, we bounced like a ball. The smelling of dust, mud, and the marsh made my stomach sick. And when we finally passing over the marsh, the soft rain dampened us. We continued rolling with a crazy speed of an 80km per hour, but the endless steppe seemed too big and too far to cross.
As overwhelming as the steppes, my mind was occupied with the lives of people like my uncle. The structures of nomadism are barely changed from that of the ancient times. A herder owns a horse, sheep, cattle, camels, and goats and travels regularly for foraging grass. Running into diseases of livestock that the nomads have no resistance or into climate change which kills livestock entirely are the most difficult conundrum. Health, education, and information services are still unchanged from what they were like decades ago. In addition, every year I see hundreds of poor parents selling their entire livestock to educate their children in Ulaanbaatar who in return have no job to support his parents and even themselves with their college degree. Wool is only the "gold" because it is used to produce cashmere to be exported. Milk, meat, and other goods are abundance, but their productivity is far below efficiency. Because there is no sustained growth of income for rural people, migration from rural to urban areas has increased dramatically last decade for the desire to obtain access to better social services, particularly health and education, causing the crowd in the city.
Still, we have 60 thousands of livestock wandering on the steppes for four seasons, and approximately 35% of the workforce today is directly dependent on the livestock sector. Despite the abundance of resources and employment, it has been a decade since our government has overlooked its development. "Should we get rid of the rural life?" or "Is there a solution to lead this unique lifestyle to the prosperity?" I want to ask from everyone....
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