Innovation is at the foundation of our approach and is generated by enhancing local capacity to explore possible ‘best fit’ options. Below we highlight technology options that were initially identified through participatory research, literature review or indigenous knowledge as potentially being a good fit for an agroecological niche. This niche can be biophysical and/or socio-economic in nature.  Technology options are targeted and co-developed with various stakeholders to meet local needs and priorities.  Innovations also include participatory action research and extension processes, such as the mother and baby’ trial design, that systematically support adaptation and enhance capacity to innovate.  We have also chosen to include these process-based innovations as they are essential to our approach.