Farmlands dominate San Andrés y Sauces. Sand Andrés y Sauces'' large water resources are the reason for the success of a specific crop in this area, the here so-called "ñame", which is the internationally named taro. This is a very autochthonous crop, although its real origin is located in Southeast Asia. It is believed that it came from there crossing through South Asia, Middle East and North Africa. It''s a tubercule, and requires a land that must be always wet, demanding a continuous flow of water to grow.
Other minor cultivation is sugar cane, which serves for the only distillery in the land that manufactures Ron Aldea, a rum.