This sector is divided into three main sub-sectors; namely: crop, livestock and fisheries. There are vast stretches of arable land with suitable vegetation and climate for optimum crop production. The soil types support variety of crops. The district has comparative advantage in the production of yam, cassava, and cereal. The introduction of mechanized agriculture for the production of cassava and cereals will stimulate increased income and eventual reduction in poverty.
Subsistence farming - cultivating very small acreages, is predominant in the district, averaging two acres of land per farmer. Hoes and cutlasses are the main farm implements. Credit facilities are not easily available to farmers. Farmers depend mostly on traditional methods of storage resulting in significant post-harvest losses especially during the rainy season due to the poor road network within the district. Agro-processing is largely limited to gari processing using cassava; therefore about 95% of agricultural produce are sold in their law state.
There is the potential to increase the production of cattle, goats, sheep, and pig by introducing new breeds, improving husbandry practices and establishing fodder banks as well as improved pastures especially at Kabiti where there are large expanse of land and water. Fishing is carried out on the Oti arm of the Volta Lake in the district at Kabiti.