Agriculture is the backbone of any economy, at least any self reliant one.
It represents the primary sector, on wich the secondary (transformation, industry) and tertiary (services) are based.
For a country like ours, it is much more.
It is a vital, self-reliance, survival matter.
As in any other aspects of our life, the possibility of a full blockade, and total war is a constant and ever-lasting factor.
Nevertheless, apart from basic and low productivity sectors, such as cereals, where we can in no way compete witch huge entities like Russia, Ukraine, etc..., we need to use some parts on income generating, export sectors.
Having few arable lands, and much fewer irrigated ones, we must try to get the best productivity from every irrigated acre.
At least, in theory.