DTI-02 or DTI-Cagayan Valley is composed of five provinces—Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino; and four cities—Cauayan, Tuguegarao, Ilagan, and Santiago. The region is hailed as the “Tilapia Capital of the Philippines” The main crops are rice, corn, and tobacco. Fishing is prevalent in the coast of Cagayan, Isabela, Batanes and Magat Dam in Isabela.
The region is also involved in livestock production of cattle, hog, carabaos and poultry. Other livelihood of the region involves furniture making of rattan and other indigenous materials which are for export.