Carin Smaller is an Advisor on Agriculture and Investment at IISD. She has 15 years experiencing living and working in several developing countries, including Tanzania, Namibia, Nepal and India, advising governments and communities on sustainable development. She was director of the Trade Information Project in Geneva which provided advice to developing country trade negotiators on the agriculture negotiations for the Doha Development Round. She joined IISD seven years ago and since then has advised dozens of governments on how to maximize the benefits from foreign investment inthe agriculture sector. She holds a bachelor of laws and a bachelor of political science from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.