# Cropping intensity

Cropping intensity is defined as the number of crops a farmer grows in a given agricultural year on the same field (Raut et al., 2011) and is another means for intensification of production from the same plot of land. Cropping intensity is likely to be important to monitor where the intervention affects the likelihood of irrigation or planting during short season rains. In regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa where there is minimal irrigation, improvement in the number of crops grown may be an intensification strategy for households.