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(Revised from original 2012 version)
Against the Grain: Jim Teague in Tanzania (A)
Loan officer Jim Teague discovers his agro-processor client has a serious health-code violation just days before a disbursement is due. Proceeding with the loan could jeopardize the health of thousands of customers and put his employer at serious risk. But withholding the loan will likely deprive hundreds of farmers affiliated with the agro-processor their livelihoods in this poor rural corner of Tanzania.
Financing and Loans;
Developing Countries and Economies;
Agriculture and Agribusiness Industry;