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Rabson Kondowe


is a journalist based in Blantyre, Malawi. He is interested in social development, health and business related stories.  

All articles of Rabson Kondowe

Labour market

Developing Malawi’s food sector

Malawi’s food processing industry has great potential but cannot keep up with demand. Cooperatives can be part of the solution


A mobile app extends much-needed credit to smallholders

In Malawi, a new app helps farmers to organise their finances and ensures that they have funds available when they are most needed – during planting season

Business support

In Malawi, an NGO is helping victims of gender-based violence

Purple Innovation supports women having faced domestic violence to launch businesses and become financially independent


Small loans for rural women

Micro loans help rural women to start small businesses and to get more financially independent


Stemming the tide of plastic waste

With the decision to conclude new global treaties, UN members are rising to a daunting environmental challenge


For a sustainable future, Malawi must restore forest lands

Country in southern Africa needs a vigorous programme of land conservation and tree-planting to reverse the steady erosion of forests

Shared prosperity

“The middle class is missing’’

Experts do not think there will be a middle class in Malawi soon


Environment-friendly pest management

Why organic agriculture does not need synthetic pesticides

Rural life

Activists raise awareness of ecosystem relevance in Malawi

Agricultural biodiversity has been neglected far too long, for instance in Malawi

Informal settlements

Living on the edge

Residents of Malawi’s slums face dire conditions with little hope of improvement

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