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Annual Reports

Annual Report
by Rebecca Pointer in 2016

The year 2015 was a momentous one for PLAAS. It marked twenty years since the day that PLAAS started off as an organisation with some generous start-up funding from the Ford Foundation. PLAAS started life small - initially it was conceptualised as an academic programme within the School of...

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...