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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


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

International NGO

Mother Earth’s food diversity

Slow Food is a global grassroots organisation, which was founded in Italy in 1989

Traditional crops

Useful lessons

In Malawi, Slow Food campaigners are promoting the cultivation of traditional crops – and not only for health reasons


Sewing masks to fight corona

In Malawi, an army of volunteers across the country are busy sewing face masks from locally available materials such as cotton and pieces of fabric

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.