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Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014
by Rebecca Pointer in 2015

2014 was a challenging and exciting year. Rapid and unequal social and economic change fostered rising levels of conflict and fragmentation, and created a dizzying array of issues and processes, from the approaching end of the ‘Millenium Development Goal’ era, to increasing political...

Annual Report 2013
by Rebecca Pointer in 2014

Our work in 2013 stems from the conviction that sensible and just social policies need to be based, not only on the interests of global corporations, but on the insights and analyses that can arise out of high-quality social science research. Such research often complicates the simple stories...

by Rebecca Pointer in 2013

This report provides a brief overview of our work, outputs, activities and achievements in 2012 - an eventful and challenging year. Globally, it was a time that saw the intensification of the agro-food dynamics driving poverty and inequality, with little sign of decisive resolution in any...

Bringing Marginalised Livelihoods into Focus, 2008-2011
by Rebecca Pointer in 2012

This report covers a period in which PLAAS sought to clarify and consolidate its vision, and elaborate an agenda for research, policymaking, teaching and training that emphasises the centrality of the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in South Africa. The particular emphasis...

Annual report 2006-7
by Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies in 2007

As in the past, PLAAS research projects are concerned both to understand the complex causalities of structural poverty and to explore the policy implications of such understandings. Our research is thus ‘fundamental-applied’ in character. PLAAS researchers have continued to be directly involved...