Plot farming occupies a very ambiguous status in both popular and official evaluation. On the one hand, the fact that it is indispensable within the national economy is generally acknowledged. The population is also aware that the present abundance, variety and superior quality of agricultural products for consumption is directly attributable to the flourishing plot farms. In exports, plot farming products (rabbits, meat, fruit, wine etc.) retain a prime place. The importance of plot farming is not restricted to production but also extends to a chance to exploit production and labour resources that would otherwise remain untapped, and so as to afford additional incomes, over and above regular wages. Both the national economy and the producer stand to gain from plot farming.