Reichsstr. 1 - 38300 Wolfenbüttelhe consultancy office agroplan works at the border between agriculture and nature protection. Main tasks of its work are: agricultural advisory regional development project consultancy monitoring & evaluation Main customers were s far State- and Federal Ministries of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Foundations, Regional and Local Governments and Authorities, the Federal Institute for Agricultural Research (FAL), the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), private companies and non-governmental organisations. On the one side the work is by demand on the other side projects are developed and submitted for funding. agroplan works as a partner within a network of other offices in Germany and Europe, thus a wide range of expertise and manpower covers a thematic and geographic open area. Since the office is located within the campus of the Advanced Technical College of Braunschweig-Wolfenbuettel (since 2000) there is also a good collaboration between the college and agroplan. A basic principle in all plans and projects is the close collaboration with the people concerned and the participation of the target group. After an analysis of the situation (SWOT-analysis) the concept and the next steps are planned in a participatory process. Monitoring an evaluation of the project and its implementation ensures a high quality level of management practice.