Specialized international project management & consulting firm

Reliable expertise in livestock, agriculture and food

Founded more than 20 years ago and located in Bonn,Germany

Highly committed employees & large technical network

Worldwide experience, more than 80 projects in 50 countries


The range of services comprises the entire development cycle of a project, from planning and identification through project implementation to evaluation. Starting from feasibility studies, we use modern participative planning methods in order to generate a consistent tailor-made project design. Modern web-based tools and internet technologies are applied to support project planning, co-ordination and documentation.

Project implementation is accompanied by close monitoring, problems that arise are identified early on with the partner concerned and are solved in a transparent management process between the client and the project partners.


The core of the highly qualified staff is located at the headquarters of ADT Project Consulting GmbH in Bonn, Germany. The two managing directors, Ekkehard Schröder and Yves Tohermes are supported by fulltime employees with a variety of fields of know-how, experience in different countries and a wide range of language skills. As a strongly motivated and engaged team, it is our duty to solve the tasks and problems assigned to us successfully and thus do justice to the responsibility given to us by our clients and project partners.

Yves Tohermes

Managing Director

  • M.Sc. Agriculture
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Economics and Management
  • Consultant for Feed Value Chains

Ekkehard Schröder

Managing Director

  • M.Sc. in Agriculture with specialisation in Agricultural Economics
  • Since 2000 Managing Director of ADT Project Consulting GmbH
  • Directing and backstopping of international technical assistance and training projects (i.e. BMEL, GIZ, KfW, EU, WB, USAID, FAO etc)
  • Implementation of project management approaches and tools in international development cooperation
  • Main technical experiences: Value chain development (particularly related to dairy & meat), Agricultural production systems for crop, forage and livestock, Good agricultural practices and related training and consultancy

Eduard Lutz

Accounting and Finance

  • Economist and Financial Accountant
  • Since 1996 financial and project accountant with ADT

Jens Asmuth

Project Manager & Central Services

  • Project Management, Recruitment & Central Services
  • MSc in Natural Resource Management & Development
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering

Gerret Fredewess

Project Manager

  • M.Sc. Animal Science
  • Backstopper for the “German-Sino Cooperation Project on Animal Breeding and Husbandry in China”

Dr. Conny Schäfer

Project Manager

  • Agricultural Engineer with major in Livestock Production
  • PhD in Tropical Animal Breeding
  • Management Animal Traceability Solution Platform
  • Project Management Animal Identification and Traceability
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Aigul Lennartz

Project Assistant Manager

  • MBA in Agriculture
  • Expertise in media and communication
  • Public relation activities and event management
  • Central services at ADT’s headquarters in Bonn
  • Technical and administrative support

lyanuoluwa Odubote

Student Assistant

  • MSc in Agricultural and Food Economics
  • BSc in Economics & Finance
  • Multiple years of experience in development research & projects
Henrik Delfs

Henrik Delfs

Consultant China

  • Technical advice and guidance of demonstration farms in the field of pig feeding / rationing, pig breeding and fertility management, animal health, piglet production, fattening and manure recycling / biogas
  • Development of training material, organization and conduction of training for employees of the demonstration farms on farm labor and executive level
  • Organization of demonstration activities at the demonstration farm
  • Technical support of the demonstration farm in the operational implementation of the project activities

Yang Xiaomin

Project Manager China

  • Technical support and guidance of training activities and events in China
  • Chinese-German translations and interpretation during consulting activities and translation of consulting protocols and technical documents
  • Organization of German and Chinese experts activities
Yuan He

Yuan He

Project Assistant China

  • Networking and communication between stakeholders and experts in Germany and China
  • Support of marketing strategies
  • Chinese-German translations and organization of German and Chinese experts activities

Hans Georg Hassenpflug

Project Team Leader Ukraine

  • International Long term expert, Project Manager within the bilateral cooperation project “Improvement of Education at Agricultural Colleges in Ukraine”
  • Promotion of vocational training at agricultural colleges in Ukraine

Andriy Getya

Deputy Project Team Leader Ukraine

  • National Long term expert, Deputy Project Manager
  • Promotion of vocational training at agricultural colleges in Ukraine

Olga Luchynska

Project Assistant Ukraine

  • Project Assistant within the project “Promotion of vocational training at agricultural colleges in Ukraine”
  • Accounting

Dr. Raghavendra Kavali

National Project Coordinator India

  • National Long term expert, Project Coordinator “Indo-German Cooperation on Seed Development”, India
  • Support the coordination and implementation of all project activities

Dr. Sowmini Sunkara

National Project Coordinator India

  • National Long term expert, Project Coordinator “Indo-German Cooperation on Seed Development”, India
  • Support the coordination and implementation of all project activities

Uwe Weddige

Project Team Leader Kazakhstan

  • Teamleader in the bilateral project “Strengthening of dairy farming competences for the sustainable development of milk production in Kazakhstan

Ainagul Ayaganova

Deputy Project Team Leader Kazakhstan

  • Deputy Teamleader in the bilateral project “Strengthening of dairy farming competences for the sustainable development of milk production in Kazakhstan

Darigul Temirbayeva

Project Assistant / Translator Kazakhstan

  • Project Assistant and translator in the bilateral project “Strengthening of dairy farming competences for the sustainable development of milk production in Kazakhstan

Adrian Neal

Project Team Leader India

  • MSc in Agriculture Economics
  • Over twenty-seven years’ experience in the agriculture, food and rural development sector focused upon: agri-food sector strategic planning; programming; policy analysis and design; value-chain development; institutional assessment and restructuring; and project management.
  • Regional experience extends from EU Member States to the Western Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, and South-East Asia.
  • Worked as Ministerial Adviser to 9 Ministers of Agriculture around the world

Pratyush Singh

Deputy Project Team Leader India

  • National Long-Term Agri-Business Expert for the “Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development”
  • Professional working experience in the topics of rural producer collectives, agricultural marketing and business development, natural resource management, climate smart agriculture and digital agricultural systems
  • Planning and implementation of capacity building measures for national/ state level agricultural marketing institutions, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) and agricultural value chain systems


For project design and implementation, a pool of more than thousand international experts and many partner institutions are at our disposal for short and long term missions abroad and for the implementation of specific tasks.

The consultant and expert network consists of highly qualified

  • agricultural engineers,
  • veterinarians,
  • lawyers,
  • economists,
  • rural development experts,
  • environmental specialists and
  • IT-professionals.

In addition, our consultants have vast practical experience in working abroad. They bring a high degree of competence and profound experience to the projects to meet the specific requirements of our clients. ADT Project Consulting GmbH is continously recruiting experts for project tender and implementation. Please check our current job opportunities or contact us directly.


Please find below a list of our shareholders representing nine major federations for cattle, pigs, horses, sheep and goats in Germany.

Bundesverband Rind und Schwein e.V. (BRS)
Adenauerallee 174, 53113 Bonn
TEL +49 228 91447-0
FAX +49 228 91447-11

Additional links to technical working areas of BRS e.V:

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Tierzüchter e.V. (ADT)
Zentrale Bonn: Adenauerallee 174, 53113 Bonn
Büro Brüssel: Rue du Luxembourg 47-51 B-1050 Brüssel
TEL +32 2 286 59 54
FAX +32 2 285 40 59

Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung e. V. – Abteilung Zucht
Freiherr-von-Langen-Straße 13
48231 Warendorf
TEL +49 2581 6362-0
FAX +49 2581 62144

Vereinigung Deutscher Landesschafzuchtverbände e.V. (VDL)
Haus der Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft
Claire-Waldoff-Strasse 7
10117 Berlin
TEL +49 30 31904-540
FAX +49 30 31904-549

Bundesverband Deutscher Ziegenzüchter e.V. (BDZ)
Claire-Waldoff-Straße 7
10117 Berlin
TEL +49 30 31904-542
FAX +49 30 31904-549


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Süddeutscher Rinderzucht- und Besamungsorganisationen e.V. (ASR)
Senator-Gerauer-Str. 23 a
85586 Grub
TEL +49 89 20 60 31 2-0
FAX +49 89 20 60 31 2-11