FINASP has its foundation built on the Bible Verse Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me strength"
It all started in 2010, at the University of Makerere in Kampala, Uganda. A group of strong, passionate Ugandan students, joined forces and formed a student body that was passionate for sustainable development and the promising future of Uganda. This group was smart, patriotic, and hungry for change. The group set up policy documents and the Facilitation for Innovations and Sustainable Productivity or better known as FINASP was born.
This new structure ensured members were self-driven and deeply passionate. FINASP was respected among the University of Makerere, which in turn, attracted other like-minded students to join. The University of Makerere looked upon this exclusive group and realized the potential FINASP had in national transformation.
The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences then granted land and structures to FINASP to be used for research. This resulted in numerous crop and livestock projects being undertaken. Demonstrations attracted other students and a few FINASP members won role model awards at the University.
The group, having learned and achieved so much, realized what had been built in terms of intellect, relationships and potential for transformation.
Founding members joined together and discussed the future of FINASP. It was then decided in August of 2013 that FINASP had the capacity to become a official organization.
Without any donors, FINASP identified six farmer groups in the town council of Kasilo, part of the Serere District and started a piloting inchoative in which other farmers can eventually learn from, Ex. organic pig, oyster mushroom production. This initiative uses agricultural practices rooted in conservation, which is aimed at boosting nutrition in an environmentally friendly manner.