Farm practice initiative ( FPI) was registered as a Non- governmental organization in the year 2008 after a realization that there was a need to train and empower the farmer. The directors of farm practice initiative sought to access, train and equip the farmer with the right information in as far as proper farming (agronomical) practices, climatic change mitigations, natural resources management and governance are concerned.

Research has it that indigenous food crops such as cassava, millet, sorghum, green grams, pigeon peas, cow peas are some of the best suited for these areas. FPI has over the years since its registration been able to forge a platform to train and empower the farmer with the right knowledge and skills. This has enabled the farmer to be able to produce enough food to feed his or her family and be able to sell the rest at a profit.

A variety of cassava developed by KARI and distributed by Red Cross has been doing very well but with very few farmers until FPI came in to advocate for the uptake of this drought resistant food crop. In partnership with local community based organizations FPI started training farmers on how to plant cassava, millet and sorghum.

In the year 2012 ACT! - CRM project financed FPI under the PAMOJA NJAA MARUFUKU PROJECT to advocate for the adoption of indigenous food crops (cassava, millet and sorghum) in Makueni, Machakos and Kitui