Scale-N uses a system of intra- and inter-organisational development among hierarchies, regions and all stakeholders. It aims to combine input/output flows amongst partners by a) a central coordination (Leibniz Centre for Agriculture Landscape Research ZALF) and b) a Tanzanian sub-coordination (Sokoine University of Agriculture SUA) for operational management and synthesis. Standard information on administrative and risk management tasks are managed using a "knowledge centre" on the internal webpage area. ZALF and SUA each coordinate their national partner cluster and case study regions respectively. SUA and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives in Dar es Salaam involve stakeholders at regional and national level of public authorities and ministries. ZALF in particular, but also SUA and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives link directly the findings to the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO). The University of Hohenheim leads the analytical nutrition tasks and coordinates these on the ground. The WP leaders are responsible for in-time delivery of results. The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) supports all tasks with their excellent infrastructure and regional knowledge on the ground. Progress and process control through supervision ensures continuous improvement and maximises effectiveness and communication. Annual meetings and reporting to the donor German federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture BMEL ensure transparency and traceability of the project progress.

A Project Steering Committee with the leaders of all WPs ensures representation, in-depth scientific knowledge and management of the whole project. The committee is the leading group and the decision-making body of the project. It works closely with the ZALF coordinators on all strategic decisions regarding the work.