Alta Occidental is one of the ten administrative regions of Ghana. It limits to the north with Burkina Faso. The main economic activity in the region is agriculture. The harvests are mainly: corn, millet, peanut, okra and rice. There are also farms of sheep, goats, chickens and pigs, from which meat and eggs are obtained. Due to the dry climate of the region, and the length of the dry season, many people march to the south of the country to work during a part of the year. A distinctive element of regional culture is the distillation of pito, a sweet alcoholic beverage extracted from millet. The whistle is sold in outdoor bars, drunk in pumpkins, by its own distillers.