Erik GermanJuly 29, 2009 06:28Updated May 30, 2010 13:01
EL-JADIDA, Morocco — In a lush field 60 miles south of Casablanca, a farmer revealed one reason why this country’s economy has so far kept healthy while others have fallen ill.
Belkadaf M’barek, 46, reached under a bushy, knee-high plant and fished out a cluster of bright red, baseball-sized tomatoes.
“2009 is a great year,” M’barek said, squinting beneath a cloudless sky. “God willing may every year be this good.”