Besao is one of the rice producing municipalities with the highest yield per hectare in the province. The municipal agricultural office estimates rice production at an average of 21 cavans of 1,045 kilograms per hectare. Still, the majority of the population are highly dependent on rice imported from other areas. Other agricultural crops produced are citrus fruits, banana, root crops, corn, and coffee.
Livestock popularly rasied includes cattle, carabao, swine, chicken, ducks and other domestic animals. These animals are rasied primarily for domestic cunsumption and for social and cultural purposes.
Last updated 5 July 2002.