The province is recognized as the ‘’Food Basket of Caraga Region’’ due to its geographical location and fertile valley regularly fertilized by the mighty Agusan River during flooding. In 2012, the province’s rice production has the estimated capacity to feed 1.7 million people or 2.4 greater than the province’s population. Rice, corn, coconut, banana, oil palm, abaca and tropical fruits such as durian are cultivated in plantations scattered throughout the province.

The province’s climate is also favorable for industrial tree plantation. As a consequence, vast tract of land are currently planted with fast growing species suitable for veneer and plywood production, match splints production, and other uses. Due to this development, the province is dubbed as the Timber Capital of Mindanao. To justify this claim, from the year 2008 to 2013, the province’s average annual growth rate of Total Production of Planted Tree Species is 19.47% which is quite high. For the year 2013, it reached to 823,105.31 cubic meter or an increase of 17.34% compared to previous year.

The province is greatly dependent on Surigao del Sur and other provinces for the supply of marine products. However, it has bountiful supply of fresh water fisheries like tilapia, mudfish and catfish. Since from the year 2005 to 2011, according to Provincial Agriculture Office’s Data, the province’s average annual growth rate for Fresh Water Fishery Production is steadily growing at the rate of 3.3%. For the year 2011, its production in metric tons is 2,596 registering 5% increase compared to previous year.

 
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