Kisii is largely an agricultural with much of its economy powered by proceeds from Agriculture products sales. Kisii has a very favorable topography, weather and climate making it one of the best farming regions in Kenya. Also being populous, it creates a ready market for the produce and labour for the agriculture related tasks. The region supports a variety of crops but probably best known for its bananas commonly known as Matoke in local language. Most of its banana produce is sold to other regions but since the mode of farming is mainly subsistence a considerable portion is also consumed within the homesteads. Other crops growing in the region include vegetables, sugarcane, avocadoes, paw paws. This has ensured a steady supply of food to the town with food prices being comparatively low to other regions. Because of the huge potential in its agriculture that exists in the region, many government and NGO entities have set up centres a KARI research centre, Agricultural Training Centre formerly FTC,GTZ centres. Much of the produce is sold at Daraja Mbili market which has market days on Mondays and Thursdays, the Kisii Municipal Market located at the town centre.