Calvin Miller

  • Calvin Miller is an experienced expert on agricultural and rural finance and investment as well as working in rural economic development with smallholder organizations.

    Mr Miller is a consultant recently retired from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization where he was Senior Officer and Leader of the Agribusiness and Finance Group, AGS Division. He is an Agricultural Economist and prior to FAO has worked as Country Manager of MEDA in Bolivia and as Director of Economic Development in CARE, plus consulting with numerous development agencies. He was founder of MicroVest, a $350 million dollar, global, socially responsive, family of microfinance investment funds financed by private sector investors and Chairs the Board of FairTrade Access Investment Fund.

    He is the author of numerous publications, including a well-known book titled Agricultural Value Chain Finance: Tools and Lessons and publications on Agricultural Investment Funds for Developing Countries and Agricultural Guarantee Schemes. He is now based in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia on a small farm with registered Angus cattle and his current work involves research on non-traditional finance that impacts smallholder productivity and economic growth and development of an agri-finance financial facility.