The Philosophy, Policies and Programs of the CONGRESS OF AFRICAN PEOPLE in the key areas of Food Security/Sovereignty Agriculture and Health/Wellness
such as processing, fertilizers, distribution and retail.
9. The Food Industry as a Wealth Builder
The Global Food Industry may be one if not the greatest wealth building industry in the world, at $30 Trillion per day. Even a modest market share in this industry could create wealth equal to or greater than most national budgets. As we begin to engage Africa in this global market, we must ask the question, what do we do with this wealth? In answer to this question, it is required that we, African people, begin to establish possibilities and priorities in terms of sustainable development needs and plan 5, 10 and 50 years in advance. We must determine what institutions and industries are needed today and in the near and distant future. We must educate and teach the kind and quality of values and ethics to our children which will allow for social development to keep pace with scientific and industrial innovation. Africa and African people must take the lead in such a movement, as few are even aware of the incongruities and dissonance which is created by such a confluence.