Forgotten by the Highway: Globalisation, Adverse Incorporation and Chronic Poverty in a Commercial Farming District

An analysis of the livelihoods of the off-farm poor in Ceres has highlighted several key issues and redressed some important imbalances. In the first place, it has shown up the importance of going beyond narrow money-metric approaches and rather considering the multi-dimensional nature of poverty. In this context, the usefulness of the concept of ‘social exclusion’ rather depends on the sense in which it is used.