Agriculture

The county seeks to raise incomes and productivity in agriculture, livestock, and fisheries in the plan period. This will be accomplished through adoption of innovative, commercially oriented and modern agriculture, livestock and fisheries. Agriculture is the major source of income and employment in Vihiga. The main cash crop grown is tea (1,530ha). The county has potential for coffee and horticulture development.

Other food crops grown include maize, beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, and vegetables.

The main livestock kept include; Zebu Cattle and dairy cattle. Pond-based fish farming is practiced in Vihiga in small scale.

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