FPI takes cognizant that the basis for development lies beneath a community that is food secure.
From the baseline survey conducted by the organization and other studies; indigenous food crops are the solution for provision of food and nutrition in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas. This has informed the choice of strategy that the org has adopted; growing Cassava, Millet and Sorghum.

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.