Mr. Miller is an Agricultural Economist with over 35 years of experience in all regions of the world in economic development, including the design, implementation and evaluation of rural and agricultural programs and policies, micro and rural finance programs, value chain development programs and agribusinesses, and institutional development. Prior experience spans from on-the-ground fieldwork as an agricultural economist to organizational and program management as the Country Manager of MEDA in Bolivia, and includes numerous consultancies for organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, Development Alternatives and World Vision. He was Director of CARE’s Economic Development Unit, which provided the overall strategic direction, leadership and technical support for 200 CARE micro and small enterprise, and agriculture and natural resource projects in over 40 countries. He was founder of and active in MicroVest, a $200 million dollar for-profit, socially responsive global microfinance family of funds financed by private sector investors. From 2004, Mr. Miller has worked with FAO and heads the Agribusiness and Finance Group, AGS Division within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department of working with policy and sector development in rural finance with governments, development agencies and field projects. His works in finance includes risk management, value chain finance and guarantee funds for agriculture and agribusiness. He is the author of a book on “Agricultural Value Chain Finance: Tools and Lessons”, and numerous publications such as Agricultural Investment Funds for Developing Countries” and “El Crédito Rural: Manual Práctico de Administración”.