A greater proportion of the population in the district (over 90%) derive their livelihood from farming production activities i.e. crop and livestock farming. There is no specialisation in these endeavours as every household tries to do crop farming as well as keep livestock. The farm products are consumed domestically and at times sold out for cash within the district. The major crops grown are cassava, sweet potatoes, groundnuts, sorghum, millet, peas, simsim, sunflower, rice, maize, beans, soya beans and cotton. Some fruit farming, especially citrus is gaining ground in the district. This farming is spread throughout the district as all the regions have favorable soils for arable agriculture.