Willy Bett

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Willy Bett said : "We are negotiating so that Kenya Airways is allowed at least two special flights to and from India every end month," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "It will arrive in Nairobi at 2045 hrs and the fares will be $950 for business class and $675 for economy-class tickets," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about Commission ) : “That the Kenyan High Commission is not in a position to seek clearance for a non-Kenyan airline. The airline agents should stop engaging Kenyan in India with matters of repatriation as this is a government function,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The 17 who were replaced are here to see relatives, do business if not touring around and that is a KQ issue not ours” External link

EastAfrican Friday, May 8, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The 17 who were replaced are here to see relatives, do business if not touring around and that is a KQ issue not ours” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 8, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Those travelers in Maharashtra (Mumbai) should ensure that they arrive at the airport in Mumbai (terminal 2) not later that 1200hrs," External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 4, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on logistics to arrange for a chartered flight for the evacuation of Kenyans who want to return home at their own cost," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 20, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "India's bilateral trade with Kenya has dropped from $3.4 billion in 2014 to $2.05 billion in 2018. In the same period, Chinese bilateral trade has increased from $2.8 billion to $3.9 billion," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "India has lost its first-mover advantage in Kenya. It is possible to regain it. India is our long-standing friend," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are now finding other uses of the hyacinth. We have research and other investors who are trying to covert hyacinth into fertilizer that would be another way to ensure we remove hyacinth progressively and free the waters of the weed,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The high valued tropical tuna and tuna-like fish species are abundant in the Kenyan EEZ and its surrounding high seas due to the location within the seasonal inter-monsoon up swelling phenomenon,” External link

FIS Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:58:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We had a productive meeting with stakeholders in the maize sector and we have agreed on a raft of issues which will come in handy in addressing productivity,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 24, 2017 5:04:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The current shortage of supplies results from the fact that huge consignments of maize are stuck at the port awaiting to be off-loaded,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:12:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are working on a strategy whereby we are going to give priority to food crops and textile for export as opposed to favoring traditional export crops,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 10, 2017 4:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are working on a strategy whereby we are going to give priority to food crops and textile for export as opposed to favoring traditional export crops,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 10, 2017 11:37:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Currently farmers get less than 50 percent of sale price. Once the coffee regulations are in place the figure will increase to more than 75 percent of coffee price,” External link

coastweek Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “The varieties that are being developed are capable of 65-85 percent MLD tolerant,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:53:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “It is projected that 37.9 million bags will be realized from both the long and short rains, compared to 40 million bags that was harvested last year, representing a decline of 4.4 percent of the long term average,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:53:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have experts and a competent authority that was established to regulate research and commercial activities involving GMOs with a view to ensuring safety of human, animal health and the environment,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:53:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government is committed towards harnessing the benefits of biotechnology to help improve rural livelihoods, create employment and increase foreign direct investments in the cotton sub-sector,” External link

coastweek Friday, October 13, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The framework will help boost good agricultural practices and also enable traders to apply good distribution practices to improve the sub-sector that currently contributes 27 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : “Food safety for the domestic market is an area that needs strategic interventions by all stakeholders to instill responsibility in the sub-sector,” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are satisfied by measures Ugandan authorities have put in place to curb spread of avian flu in poultry and have settled on a partial lift on a ban imposed on their importation,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:56:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “When Uganda requested lifting of the ban on poultry importation, our delegation visited the country to undertake risk assessment on the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza,” “We agreed that Kenya could only resume import of poultry products from areas certified as free from Avian Flu,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:56:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The payout is intended to purchase animal feeds, provide water, procure animal health care services and move animals to areas with better forage to cushion them against severe starvation and possible deaths,” External link

coastweek Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:02:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “This year, the government has expanded the livestock insurance to cover eight counties. A contract to cover 8,000 households has been signed and will commence in October,” External link

coastweek Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:02:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Currently there is no restriction on the allocation of the maize to the millers and they are allocated according to their milling capacity. But two to three weeks to the closure of the importation window, millers should have demonstrated that they have cleared stock that falls under the subsidy programme. We will work with Kenya Revenue Authority to monitor this,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The second insurance contract was signed in 2016 covering 14,000 households with 70,060 livestock in Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Tana River and Mandera counties at a cost of Sh164,440,734. This year, the government has expanded the livestock insurance to two more counties - Garissa and Samburu. A contract to cover 8,000 households and 90,060 livestock has been signed and the payment will commence in October,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “When there is a ban on trade of poultry you can imagine the impact it creates in business that’s why this matter is taken seriously so as to see there is continuity in trade and the minute we are all agreeable that the disease is not present in Uganda then normalcy will resume,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Today is another period that when we want to declare another payment to our pastoral farmers owing to this e-government program of insuring livestock. This time we are going to give our farmers Sh319 million; we want to announce that the program of reducing shocks of weather conditions to our livestock farmers is bearing fruits,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This will supplement the current maize harvest being received from various parts of the country. We realised that the impact of the prolonged drought is yet to be tamed and equally the harvest from the early crop is still not significant to sustain the country. We, therefore, resolved to extend the programme up to the end of September when the harvest of the main crop will start trickling in,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:32:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government will allocate 2.5 million dollars each for Busia and Migori counties to revamp the stalled cooling structures,” External link

coastweek Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:44:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett says : “We need to revive the industry to its glorious days like in 1972, when it was the second-highest foreign exchange earner after coffee,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett adds : “The government will support the new factory to get more land for expansion and accommodate more farmers, and also convert the 96 per cent waste into useful products” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This new credit guarantee scheme will enable small scale farmers’ access funds to cater for critical inputs like seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. We are exploring new financing models for smallholders to enhance sustainability of their enterprise,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett remarked : “Our partnership with Equity Bank will improve the creditworthiness of a sector that is considered risky to lend due to harsh climatic conditions, crop pests and diseases,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Beyond extending credit, we have mobilized key players in the agriculture value chains to help farmers address climate related risks, storage and marketing challenges that erode their revenue base,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “IUU fishing is also linked to other crimes, including labour associated crimes, money laundering, fraud, human trafficking, drugs and arms dealing,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “IUU fishing is a serious problem affecting economies worldwide. Kenya is not the exception,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The centre has been set up to monitor our EEZ. It houses the Vessel Monitoring System and Automatic Identification System, which is a surveillance tool for monitoring our EEZ to detect compliant and IUU vessels,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Tuna fisheries are an important tradable commodity with a global commercial catch value of $3 billion (Sh300 million),” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Earlier estimates indicate that the tuna fishery in the Kenyan EEZ has the potential of between 150,000 and 300,000 metric tonnes,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This new credit guarantee scheme will enable small scale farmers’ access funds to cater for critical inputs like seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. We are exploring new financing models for smallholders to enhance sustainability of their enterprise," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett remarked : "Our partnership with Equity Bank will improve the creditworthiness of a sector that is considered risky to lend due to harsh climatic conditions, crop pests and diseases," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Beyond extending credit, we have mobilized key players in the agriculture value chains to help farmers address climate related risks, storage and marketing challenges that erode their revenue base," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The ministry has made laws to regulate the industry. We hope the court order stopping the state from gazetting the same will be lifted," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:37:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There has been a great improvement on supplies of the flour from millers. We are now receiving more bales compared than in previous months,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 28, 2017 1:46:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have partnered with other players and currently we are employing and implementing solutions that will allow us to revive the sector,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:18:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “If this concept goes across and every Kenyan embraces water harvesting technology, we will have reduced drought emergencies by half, besides other interventions of ensuring we build boreholes and water pans for our sand areas,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:32:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This is the biggest livestock insurance pay-out ever made under Kenya’s Agricultural Risk Management Programme and the most important as well, because without their livestock, pastoralist communities would be devastated," External link

coastweek Monday, February 27, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This is the biggest livestock insurance pay-out ever made under Kenya's Agricultural Risk Management Programme and the most important as well, because without their livestock, pastoralist communities would be devastated," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 27, 2017 6:18:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The insurance payouts to pastoralists affected by the current drought will enable them to purchase fodder, water and medicine for their livestock," External link

coastweek Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The livestock insurance program is a critical component of our national drought relief effort. It enables pastoralists to thrive and contribute to our national development agenda," External link

coastweek Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The insurance payouts to pastoralists affected by the current drought will enable them to purchase fodder, water and medicine for their livestock," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 20, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The livestock insurance program is a critical component of our national drought relief effort. It enables pastoralists to thrive and contribute to our national development agenda," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 20, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The overall aim of the regulations is to remove restrictions in the coffee value chain that have negatively impacted on the farmers earnings,” External link

coastweek Friday, February 10, 2017 4:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Then the farmers, cooperatives, millers and marketers will be all paid from the funds,” External link

coastweek Friday, February 10, 2017 4:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Any further decision will therefore be based on the team’s report. I am happy both parties acknowledged the danger posed by the disease and the need to work closely in arresting its spread,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We visited one of the largest poultry farms in the Matugga area in Uganda to inspect the measures being put in place by Uganda to deal with the disease,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We will make the decision whether to import maize because our aim is to protect the consumer at any cost," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:38:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The current plan reduces the cost of pilferage which the government has had to bear in the past," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 23, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We expect tea production volumes to decrease by 12 percent in the first quarter of this year while export volumes of the commodity will decrease by similar margin," External link

coastweek Monday, January 23, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "Future interventions to shield the tea sector from adverse impacts of extreme weather events include water harvesting, storage and energy efficiency in tea factories," External link

coastweek Monday, January 23, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have put efficient mechanisms to deal with cartels diverting fertilizer meant to benefit farmers They were engaging in monkey business and we cannot allow it,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 23, 2017 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We expect tea production volumes to decrease by 12 percent in the first quarter of this year while export volumes of the commodity will decrease by similar margin," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, January 23, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "Future interventions to shield the tea sector from adverse impacts of extreme weather events include water harvesting, storage and energy efficiency in tea factories," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, January 23, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We must prioritize investments in infrastructure to facilitate deployment of technologies that would help farmers contain post-harvest losses,” External link

coastweek Friday, January 20, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There is no denying this continent has a huge reservoir of untapped technologies and innovations that can offer a durable solution to the crises of food loss and waste,” External link

coastweek Friday, January 20, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “It is critical for African governments to incentivize the private sector to invest in storage facilities that can protect grains from attack by pests and diseases,” External link

coastweek Friday, January 20, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The Ministry (of Devolution and Planning) continues to distribute relief food to all affected counties and the numbers are expected to increase from the current 1.5 million to 2 million people by the end of January, 2017,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "We have convened a national taskforce that has met and developed an action plan for the country," External link

coastweek Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "We have convened a national taskforce that has met and developed an action plan for the country," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:39:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We must prioritize investments in infrastructure to facilitate deployment of technologies that would help farmers contain post-harvest losses," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There is no denying this continent has a huge reservoir of untapped technologies and innovations that can offer a durable solution to the crises of food loss and waste," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "It is critical for African governments to incentivize the private sector to invest in storage facilities that can protect grains from attack by pests and diseases," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Post harvest is critical. It is an issue which should not be left to the government. We have to employ all strategies to bring in the private sector and institutions of higher learning to ensure we reduce the loss and wastage," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "You only need to go to Wakulima Market to see the loss. You will see cars trampling on food; it is really a serious problem. We are the biggest victims of the post-harvest loses. If we continue losing 30 per cent, how then are we going to feed our people?" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Human livelihoods and human endeavour is centred on whether you are able to feed yourself. Any progress of any country is centred on first and foremost feeding yourself," "You cannot undertake anything if the stomach is empty," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are providing linkage between production and market for horticulture farmers. We are also fighting aflatoxin in cereals through technology and providing capacity building to farmers” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett warned : “There is increased demand for maize and if unchecked the export of the produce will adversely affect the local food stocks,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, December 19, 2016 5:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett warned : “There is increased demand for maize and if unchecked the export of the produce will adversely affect the local food stocks,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 19, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Revamping of coffee sector is a top priority in the government to make it a leading foreign exchange earner. We have lined up new measures to boost coffee production and increase its uptake in the local and foreign markets,” External link

coastweek Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We intend to diversify export destination for coffee by focusing on markets in South Korea, China and Poland,” External link

coastweek Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Kenya aims to produce 300,000 metric tons of coffee in the immediate future if we incentivize smallholders through better market linkages and planting of pest and disease resistant varieties,” External link

coastweek Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This surveillance program also ensures that other important trans-boundary animal diseases are controlled to safeguard our livestock herds and trade," External link

coastweek Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We, however, have official confirmation from the veterinary authorities in Tanzania that the outbreak was indeed anthrax and not rinderpest," External link

coastweek Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There is a serious danger of food insecurity. There 'lies a bad joke' that our farmers have only three years left to produce food which makes the future of food security blurred. On the other hand, latest census shows that out of a population of 42 million, youth, women and children comprise 32.7 million," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There is a serious danger of food insecurity. There ‘lies a bad joke’ that our farmers have only three years left to produce food which makes the future of food security blurred. On the other hand, latest census shows that out of a population of 42 million, youth, women and children comprise 32.7 million,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This technology allows farmers to reap the benefit of improved prices, which are normally depressed during harvesting period,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 18, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have embarked in enhancing strong relationship with key stakeholders such as the farmers, input suppliers, market agents, ginners, spinners and textile millers, in order to boost self-regulation and also promote not only production but also value and consumption of cotton,” External link

coastweek Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “One major constraint is the high cost of inputs. However, since the inception of revival initiatives, the Kenyan Government’s emphasis has been on enhancing strong relationships with key stakeholders such as the farmers, input suppliers, market agents, ginners, spinners and textile millers to boost self-regulation and also promote not only production but also value and consumption of cotton,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 14, 2016 10:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have embarked in enhancing strong relationship with key stakeholders such as the farmers, input suppliers, market agents, ginners, spinners and textile millers, in order to boost self-regulation and also promote not only production but also value and consumption of cotton," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:46:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are looking forward to incorporating all stakeholders in achieving better soil protection given that Kenyan farmers are currently getting barely 25 percent of the potential yields," External link

coastweek Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have to prepare for future challenges by enhancing soil capacity to adapt to pressures under a changing climate," External link

coastweek Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are looking forward to incorporating all stakeholders in achieving better soil protection given that Kenyan farmers are currently getting barely 25 percent of the potential yields," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 8, 2016 2:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have to prepare for future challenges by enhancing soil capacity to adapt to pressures under a changing climate," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 8, 2016 2:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Things have since changed. We have put in place structures to ensure private investors get licences within the shortest time possible," External link

standardmedia Monday, November 7, 2016 11:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have established this fund so that traders can have an easy access to cash in form of loans to help in purchasing the animals from affected areas,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government will offer a rebate of up to $5 per bag in order to cushion the farmer against losses associated with the erratic rains experienced this year,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about The Deputy ) : "The company can only be revived if there is enough cotton grown in this area. Once it is revived, it will create employment to many unemployed youth," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We cannot allow some middlemen to exploit farmers. We want farmers to be cautious of cartels that have caused problems in the markets and only sell their wheat and maize produce at the standardised prices to make good returns,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The emergency livestock off-take intervention will target livestock at risk of starvation due to the effects of the ongoing drought," External link

coastweek Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:20:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "In addition, we anticipate that short rain harvest will add another 7 million bags, bringing our production at par with the consumption levels of 40 million bags annually," External link

coastweek Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:20:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This continent must find innovative ways to feed the ever-growing population against a backdrop of climate induced stresses like droughts and floods. Investment in climate smart agriculture is an option we cannot downplay,” External link

coastweek Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This continent has articulated clearly the critical role of climate smart agriculture to improve rural livelihoods. It guarantees communities food and nutrition security alongside jobs for youth and women,” External link

coastweek Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The Kenyan government is fully behind a continental pact that calls for adoption of climate smart agriculture by 25 million households before 2025,” External link

coastweek Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We were given the powers to extend their term until their report is complete. I met them and they are doing a wonderful job by creating opportunities for other users of miraa products. The recommendations will help farmers in handling their crop," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:44:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : “We want to incorporate the youth who are energetic and creative to employ technology in agriculture” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 2, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We do not want a situation where farmers will be exploited like has been the case in the past. That’s why we have asked the NCPB to immediately start buying maize from farmers,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:28:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “As members of a trading bloc, we are not supposed to block maize from the region because we have signed protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production to remain relevant in the market,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “But we really find that the crops from Uganda are more competitive than ours and this really gives our farmers challenge to be more competitive in production,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in, we are a bloc, we are the East African Community and we have signed a protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 5:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in, we are a bloc, we are the East African Community and we have signed a protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, September 26, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in we are a block, we are East African Community and we have signed protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 26, 2016 1:58:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in we are a block, we are East African Community and we have signed protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : ''We want to engage the youth to use technology to invest in agriculture in order to boost business in the Country. Its unfortunate the average age for farmers in this country is 60, while the youth have been ignored. We want to incorporate the youth who are still active to employ technology in agriculture in a bid to improve on productivity in the sector,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, September 26, 2016 11:37:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “In developing the power agreement between the two organisations, one power was cleverer than the other. There is need to review the contract,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The SDL had made millers complacent because they knew that there was always funds available that they would run for whenever they are late in paying farmers or in need of some cash for maintenance,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

china Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:51:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

china Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:51:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have covered a new milestone in our journey towards a continent free from hunger and malnutrition,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This is a breakthrough. We had a difficult time in horticulture rejections at our export zones and airports. I am happy this problem will be resolved with the launch of this system,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The system will not be applied on export products only. We will also use it for products meant for local consumption... because we are also concerned with what our people eat,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett added : “With the eradication of the U99 wheat disease that destroyed farms and the introduction of new resistant varieties, local wheat is expected to become competitive in the near future,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett added : "With the eradication of the U99 wheat disease that destroyed farms and the introduction of new resistant varieties, local wheat is expected to become competitive in the near future," External link

coastweek Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have covered a new milestone in our journey towards a continent free from hunger and malnutrition," External link

coastweek Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This is a breakthrough. We had a difficult time in horticulture rejections at our export zones and airports. I am happy this problem will be resolved with the launch of this system," External link

coastweek Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : "We are not there yet, and we should not blow our trumpet, our part ourselves in the back, there is a lot to be done," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are ready to write proposals and sell all our proposals so as we get the money we require transforming our country's agriculture," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We know there were times when we were facing a lot of issues in rejection of our products but we did not know who had done it, especially small-holder farmers, and aggregation became a major issue when whole consignments were refused,” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 9, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This is a breakthrough. We had a difficult time in horticulture rejections at our export zones and airports. I am happy this problem will be resolved with the launch of this system,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 9, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We are not there yet, and we should not blow our trumpet, our part ourselves in the back, there is a lot to be done,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are ready to write proposals and sell all our proposals so as we get the money we require transforming our country’s agriculture,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This trend is to blame for the low productivity in the sector despite efforts by the government,” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:23:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We have over the years witnessed attempts by various stakeholders to transform the agriculture sector but real growth is yet to be realized,” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:23:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have no option (as African countries) but to come together and make agriculture central in our activities because even industrialisation in Africa will never succeed if it is not agro-based. Agriculture is the main natural resource we as Africans have,” “This AGRF is an opportunity for us in Africa to re-look at agriculture and it is an opportunity to bring policy-makers and agro-partners together so that they can consider agriculture as being central in our daily lives. It is our realisation that economic development without agriculture is going to be meaningless in Africa because over 70 per cent of the people in Africa are engaged in agriculture in one way or another” External link

postzambia Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett explained : “Agriculture plays a significant role in improving the Gross Domestic Product of African countries and given the key role it plays, what then are we doing in Africa to ensure that it (agriculture) is actually developed? In other words, what are we doing to create more transformation in agriculture? So, we are happy that AGRF has convened this meeting in Nairobi and this is coming at a time when African countries have come up with so many frameworks towards development of agriculture and as the theme of this conference says, I think all African countries must seize the moment and be on the already established momentum to develop agriculture even more,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Let us think of how to mechanise agriculture because by and large, you still see African farmers using oxen to farm, you still see direct human labour being applied to grow food in Africa. [But] we can never mechanise agriculture in Africa if we still rely on women with babies on their backs to produce food; that’s not the kind of mechanisation we are looking at” External link

postzambia Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have to make this sector commercially viable if we are to engage our youth to take it up as a serious business," External link

iol Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are committed to pushing through the policy and financial reforms that can make farming and other agriculture businesses an economically and environmentally sustainable way of life," External link

iol Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There was no justification at all for millers to raise the cost of flour when maize prices have been relatively cheap this year,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:32:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We shall be setting a bad precedent if we compensate farmers after a natural disaster,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Out of the number, 45 percent work in the public sector spread all over the country,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The presence of facilities demonstrates that Kenya has Biosafety facilities for modern biotechnology which are adequately equipped to international standards for detecting, testing and assessing the safety of genetically modified foods,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is now food-secure and we are working to make the country self-sufficient in food,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have set an Inter-Agency committee to spearhead this process since IUU fishing is a serious global problem," External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : "We are now in the process of purchasing an offshore patrol vessel and a number of compliance inspectors have been trained," External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is now food-secure and we are working to make the country self-sufficient in food,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “A lot still needs to be done toward building the necessary human resources capacities to effectively and safely handle such pathogens,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : “We need to reduce trade barriers, trans-boundary movements and strengthen expertise across the region to benefit farmers,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Out of the number, 45 percent work in the public sector spread all over the country,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The presence of facilities demonstrates that Kenya has Biosafety facilities for modern biotechnology which are adequately equipped to international standards for detecting, testing and assessing the safety of genetically modified foods,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya and Brazil are yet to agree on the pricing and this is the reason why it has taken long for a deal to be reached. From the look of things, it is possible that we might not get this equipment from there," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:50:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya and Brazil are yet to agree on the pricing and this is the reason why it has taken long for a deal to be reached. From the look of things, it is possible that we might not get this equipment from there,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya and Brazil are yet to agree on the pricing and this is the reason why it has taken long for a deal to be reached. From the look of things, it is possible that we might not get this equipment from there,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:38:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:04:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya is food secure and we are working to ensure we remain food-sufficient," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is now food secure and we are working on making the country self-sufficient in food,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 15, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people," External link

allafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 15, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are working on the matter and the money will be given out very soon,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:39:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have instituted enforceable contract agreements between millers and the farmers,” “This will ensure there is plenty and quality raw materials” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:39:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “What Kenya’s sugar industry needs is a serious private developer who will come in with the right technology that would make the operations profitable,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Fertilizer is a major component that the government identified to reduce cost of production and ensure productivity goes up. The manufacture will be throughout the year, delays due to logistical nightmare will be a thing of the past,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:47:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Soil sampling was conducted for various ecological zones to have the fertilizer work well with the zones. Demonstrations have so far shown that the input increases farm productivity,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:47:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "Fertiliser is a major component that the government identified to reduce cost of production and ensure productivity goes up," External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Fertiliser is a major component that the government identified to reduce cost of production and ensure productivity goes up,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Before the next consignment of imported wheat arrives in the country, the Ministry will constitute a pricing committee that will set prices of wheat to enable our farmers make good money from their harvest,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 22, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The market of avocado is so huge and the government is determined to ensure the farming thrives," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The market of avocado is so huge and the government is determined to ensure the farming thrives," External link

nation-ke Friday, July 15, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The technology, that will be operational next year, will ensure farmers plant certified seed and increase production,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:54:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We are pursuing the abandonment route as opposed to setting a budget aside for the debt and the NCPB has already committed the same to the KRA,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 4, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The government’s attention has been drawn to recent press reports indicating there is maize shortage in the country. I wish to affirm we have enough maize to feed Kenyans in the next three months when the harvest is expected," External link

coastweek Friday, July 1, 2016 10:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Let me reiterate that maize in the country’s strategic food reserves is of high quality and the government has put sound mechanisms in place to ensure maize released to millers is free from contamination," External link

coastweek Friday, July 1, 2016 10:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "It has been noted that prices of maize flour have gone up in the last two months. The government has convened stakeholders meeting to mitigate fluctuation of retail price for maize flour," External link

coastweek Friday, July 1, 2016 10:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We have resolved that one million-90kg bags of maize should be released to address the shortage that has seen the prices of flour go up by Sh4,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The market is still there for the fertiliser, the demand keeps growing day after another and we should not be scared with the establishment of other factories in the region,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Millers should stop causing unnecessary panic among Kenyans by misleading the country that there is shortage of food. We have more than 10 million bags enough to feed the country until the next harvesting season," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Millers should stop causing unnecessary panic among Kenyans by misleading the country that there is shortage of food. We have more than 10 million bags enough to feed the country until the next harvesting season," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett added ( about Centre ) : “The automated system will ensure transparency on how the tea from farmers is auctioned at the Tea Trade Centre in Mombasa,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The intention is not to kill recycling of seeds which is a traditional method but to bring farmers to an environment where they can get high yields and value for their money,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kalro is a key institution and we have to get the required funds for its operations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is once again hosting a high profile event. With this comes numerous opportunities for all stakeholders. This is especially so for people seeking to interact with expert and influencers in the sector,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, June 21, 2016 4:45:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have urged the Dutch Government to help us with the acquisition of pasteurisers that will play an instrumental role in addressing the health challenges that we are facing resulting from the sale of untreated milk," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:20:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have urged the Dutch Government to help us with the acquisition of pasteurisers that will play an instrumental role in addressing the health challenges that we are facing resulting from the sale of untreated milk,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett says : "Millers cannot purport that there is a shortage of maize in the country as a justification for price increase. The current cost of the flour is uncalled for," External link

allafrica Monday, June 20, 2016 2:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett says : “Millers cannot purport that there is a shortage of maize in the country as a justification for price increase. The current cost of the flour is uncalled for,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 20, 2016 12:23:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The Agriculture Principal Secretary will be here in two weeks to discuss the way forward for creating this industry, besides other developmental matters,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 18, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government is committed to streamlining the sugar sector to ensure both farmers and millers benefit, unlike in the past where farmers suffered despite their concerted efforts in sugarcane farming,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 18, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We want it to be disease-free, and to determine that, we must subject it to various tests," External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The kind of MoU we are building is in the area of value addition. They have been supporting us in capacity building but we are now building a new MoU to actualise in monetary terms," External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The oversupply of milk has been caused by the prolonged cold period in the country. Dairy processors have been receiving high volumes of milk and converting it into long life and powder milk. This has contributed to low payment to the farmers,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:16:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “By principal, the Treasury is in agreement that abandonment on the taxes is possible but this has to be under stringent justification,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are reviewing Kenya-Dutch agricultural collaboration to cover areas like dairy industry, fisheries and potato farming. A memorandum of understanding will be signed soon to realize those objectives," External link

coastweek Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government will not allow middlemen to continue swindling farmers of their hard-earned money. The traditional process of tea which is processed and parked at the factory level going through middlemen will not continue,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The tea industry generates billions of shillings yearly towards boosting the Kenyan economy. Action has already been taken to streamline the tea industry and ensure that millions of Kenyans who rely on the tea sector for income don’t suffer,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Prices of tea in the world market keep on fluctuating. The government plans to start tea cottage industries to deal with the problems facing the sector,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “I’m asking all the 66 KTDA factories in Kenya to install extra machines for processing of tea on value addition to enable farmers get value of tea farming. Demand for herbal tea is high in some European countries and local farmers should take advantage,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The kind of MoU we are building is in the area of value addition. They have been supporting us in capacity building but we are now building a new MoU to actualise in monetary terms," External link

allafrica Monday, June 13, 2016 5:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We want it to be disease-free, and to determine that, we must subject it to various tests," External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The kind of MoU we are building is in the area of value addition. They have been supporting us in capacity building but we are now building a new MoU to actualise in monetary terms," External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We want to tell our farmers to plant crops such as macadamia and avocados. The markets for these crops are insatiable. As they maize, farmers need to diversify,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about North ) : “This programme will be championed throughout the country. We want farmers in the North Rift region to also take advantage of the Eldoret International Airport as most flights return without any cargo,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “For me, today was to listen to you and I have been listening very carefully. A doctor cannot prescribe medicine before diagnosis and investigations are done to establish the problem. To be honest with you I am now locating where the problem of pyrethrum is and the symptoms to me are very clear,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “I cannot give timelines although I operate on timelines. I need to consult with my ministry officials and come up with a workable strategy after I have read all the memorandums you have handed to me,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We want to tell our farmers to plant crops such as macadamia and avocados. The markets for these crops are insatiable. As they maize, farmers need to diversify," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about North ) : "This programme will be championed throughout the country. We want farmers in the North Rift region to also take advantage of the Eldoret International Airport as most flights return without any cargo," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Currently, only five percent of the tea produced locally is consumed by Kenyans while the rest is exported to various countries,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “The company heeded a government directive to lower its maize seed prices to make it affordable for farmers but has not received funds from the government to fill the gap,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We support crop insurance for farmers among other modern ways to practise agriculture" External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:03:00 PM EAT



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agriculture cabinet secretary36.83%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
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cabinet secretary2.54%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
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fisheries cabinet secretary2.75%EN10/04/201704/10/2017
kenyan minister of agriculture0.11%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
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Willy Bett said : "We are negotiating so that Kenya Airways is allowed at least two special flights to and from India every end month," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "It will arrive in Nairobi at 2045 hrs and the fares will be $950 for business class and $675 for economy-class tickets," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about Commission ) : “That the Kenyan High Commission is not in a position to seek clearance for a non-Kenyan airline. The airline agents should stop engaging Kenyan in India with matters of repatriation as this is a government function,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The 17 who were replaced are here to see relatives, do business if not touring around and that is a KQ issue not ours” External link

EastAfrican Friday, May 8, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The 17 who were replaced are here to see relatives, do business if not touring around and that is a KQ issue not ours” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 8, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Those travelers in Maharashtra (Mumbai) should ensure that they arrive at the airport in Mumbai (terminal 2) not later that 1200hrs," External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 4, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on logistics to arrange for a chartered flight for the evacuation of Kenyans who want to return home at their own cost," External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 20, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "India's bilateral trade with Kenya has dropped from $3.4 billion in 2014 to $2.05 billion in 2018. In the same period, Chinese bilateral trade has increased from $2.8 billion to $3.9 billion," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "India has lost its first-mover advantage in Kenya. It is possible to regain it. India is our long-standing friend," External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are now finding other uses of the hyacinth. We have research and other investors who are trying to covert hyacinth into fertilizer that would be another way to ensure we remove hyacinth progressively and free the waters of the weed,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The high valued tropical tuna and tuna-like fish species are abundant in the Kenyan EEZ and its surrounding high seas due to the location within the seasonal inter-monsoon up swelling phenomenon,” External link

FIS Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:58:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We had a productive meeting with stakeholders in the maize sector and we have agreed on a raft of issues which will come in handy in addressing productivity,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 24, 2017 5:04:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The current shortage of supplies results from the fact that huge consignments of maize are stuck at the port awaiting to be off-loaded,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:12:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are working on a strategy whereby we are going to give priority to food crops and textile for export as opposed to favoring traditional export crops,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 10, 2017 4:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are working on a strategy whereby we are going to give priority to food crops and textile for export as opposed to favoring traditional export crops,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 10, 2017 11:37:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Currently farmers get less than 50 percent of sale price. Once the coffee regulations are in place the figure will increase to more than 75 percent of coffee price,” External link

coastweek Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “The varieties that are being developed are capable of 65-85 percent MLD tolerant,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:53:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “It is projected that 37.9 million bags will be realized from both the long and short rains, compared to 40 million bags that was harvested last year, representing a decline of 4.4 percent of the long term average,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:53:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have experts and a competent authority that was established to regulate research and commercial activities involving GMOs with a view to ensuring safety of human, animal health and the environment,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:53:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government is committed towards harnessing the benefits of biotechnology to help improve rural livelihoods, create employment and increase foreign direct investments in the cotton sub-sector,” External link

coastweek Friday, October 13, 2017 10:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The framework will help boost good agricultural practices and also enable traders to apply good distribution practices to improve the sub-sector that currently contributes 27 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : “Food safety for the domestic market is an area that needs strategic interventions by all stakeholders to instill responsibility in the sub-sector,” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are satisfied by measures Ugandan authorities have put in place to curb spread of avian flu in poultry and have settled on a partial lift on a ban imposed on their importation,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:56:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “When Uganda requested lifting of the ban on poultry importation, our delegation visited the country to undertake risk assessment on the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza,” “We agreed that Kenya could only resume import of poultry products from areas certified as free from Avian Flu,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:56:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The payout is intended to purchase animal feeds, provide water, procure animal health care services and move animals to areas with better forage to cushion them against severe starvation and possible deaths,” External link

coastweek Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:02:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “This year, the government has expanded the livestock insurance to cover eight counties. A contract to cover 8,000 households has been signed and will commence in October,” External link

coastweek Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:02:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Currently there is no restriction on the allocation of the maize to the millers and they are allocated according to their milling capacity. But two to three weeks to the closure of the importation window, millers should have demonstrated that they have cleared stock that falls under the subsidy programme. We will work with Kenya Revenue Authority to monitor this,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The second insurance contract was signed in 2016 covering 14,000 households with 70,060 livestock in Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Tana River and Mandera counties at a cost of Sh164,440,734. This year, the government has expanded the livestock insurance to two more counties - Garissa and Samburu. A contract to cover 8,000 households and 90,060 livestock has been signed and the payment will commence in October,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 12:48:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “When there is a ban on trade of poultry you can imagine the impact it creates in business that’s why this matter is taken seriously so as to see there is continuity in trade and the minute we are all agreeable that the disease is not present in Uganda then normalcy will resume,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Today is another period that when we want to declare another payment to our pastoral farmers owing to this e-government program of insuring livestock. This time we are going to give our farmers Sh319 million; we want to announce that the program of reducing shocks of weather conditions to our livestock farmers is bearing fruits,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This will supplement the current maize harvest being received from various parts of the country. We realised that the impact of the prolonged drought is yet to be tamed and equally the harvest from the early crop is still not significant to sustain the country. We, therefore, resolved to extend the programme up to the end of September when the harvest of the main crop will start trickling in,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:32:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government will allocate 2.5 million dollars each for Busia and Migori counties to revamp the stalled cooling structures,” External link

coastweek Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:44:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett says : “We need to revive the industry to its glorious days like in 1972, when it was the second-highest foreign exchange earner after coffee,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett adds : “The government will support the new factory to get more land for expansion and accommodate more farmers, and also convert the 96 per cent waste into useful products” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This new credit guarantee scheme will enable small scale farmers’ access funds to cater for critical inputs like seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. We are exploring new financing models for smallholders to enhance sustainability of their enterprise,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett remarked : “Our partnership with Equity Bank will improve the creditworthiness of a sector that is considered risky to lend due to harsh climatic conditions, crop pests and diseases,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Beyond extending credit, we have mobilized key players in the agriculture value chains to help farmers address climate related risks, storage and marketing challenges that erode their revenue base,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “IUU fishing is also linked to other crimes, including labour associated crimes, money laundering, fraud, human trafficking, drugs and arms dealing,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “IUU fishing is a serious problem affecting economies worldwide. Kenya is not the exception,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The centre has been set up to monitor our EEZ. It houses the Vessel Monitoring System and Automatic Identification System, which is a surveillance tool for monitoring our EEZ to detect compliant and IUU vessels,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Tuna fisheries are an important tradable commodity with a global commercial catch value of $3 billion (Sh300 million),” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Earlier estimates indicate that the tuna fishery in the Kenyan EEZ has the potential of between 150,000 and 300,000 metric tonnes,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This new credit guarantee scheme will enable small scale farmers’ access funds to cater for critical inputs like seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. We are exploring new financing models for smallholders to enhance sustainability of their enterprise," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett remarked : "Our partnership with Equity Bank will improve the creditworthiness of a sector that is considered risky to lend due to harsh climatic conditions, crop pests and diseases," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Beyond extending credit, we have mobilized key players in the agriculture value chains to help farmers address climate related risks, storage and marketing challenges that erode their revenue base," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The ministry has made laws to regulate the industry. We hope the court order stopping the state from gazetting the same will be lifted," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:37:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There has been a great improvement on supplies of the flour from millers. We are now receiving more bales compared than in previous months,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 28, 2017 1:46:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have partnered with other players and currently we are employing and implementing solutions that will allow us to revive the sector,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:18:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “If this concept goes across and every Kenyan embraces water harvesting technology, we will have reduced drought emergencies by half, besides other interventions of ensuring we build boreholes and water pans for our sand areas,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:32:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This is the biggest livestock insurance pay-out ever made under Kenya’s Agricultural Risk Management Programme and the most important as well, because without their livestock, pastoralist communities would be devastated," External link

coastweek Monday, February 27, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This is the biggest livestock insurance pay-out ever made under Kenya's Agricultural Risk Management Programme and the most important as well, because without their livestock, pastoralist communities would be devastated," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 27, 2017 6:18:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The insurance payouts to pastoralists affected by the current drought will enable them to purchase fodder, water and medicine for their livestock," External link

coastweek Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The livestock insurance program is a critical component of our national drought relief effort. It enables pastoralists to thrive and contribute to our national development agenda," External link

coastweek Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:46:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The insurance payouts to pastoralists affected by the current drought will enable them to purchase fodder, water and medicine for their livestock," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 20, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The livestock insurance program is a critical component of our national drought relief effort. It enables pastoralists to thrive and contribute to our national development agenda," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 20, 2017 6:43:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The overall aim of the regulations is to remove restrictions in the coffee value chain that have negatively impacted on the farmers earnings,” External link

coastweek Friday, February 10, 2017 4:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Then the farmers, cooperatives, millers and marketers will be all paid from the funds,” External link

coastweek Friday, February 10, 2017 4:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Any further decision will therefore be based on the team’s report. I am happy both parties acknowledged the danger posed by the disease and the need to work closely in arresting its spread,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We visited one of the largest poultry farms in the Matugga area in Uganda to inspect the measures being put in place by Uganda to deal with the disease,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We will make the decision whether to import maize because our aim is to protect the consumer at any cost," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:38:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The current plan reduces the cost of pilferage which the government has had to bear in the past," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 23, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We expect tea production volumes to decrease by 12 percent in the first quarter of this year while export volumes of the commodity will decrease by similar margin," External link

coastweek Monday, January 23, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "Future interventions to shield the tea sector from adverse impacts of extreme weather events include water harvesting, storage and energy efficiency in tea factories," External link

coastweek Monday, January 23, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have put efficient mechanisms to deal with cartels diverting fertilizer meant to benefit farmers They were engaging in monkey business and we cannot allow it,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 23, 2017 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We expect tea production volumes to decrease by 12 percent in the first quarter of this year while export volumes of the commodity will decrease by similar margin," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, January 23, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "Future interventions to shield the tea sector from adverse impacts of extreme weather events include water harvesting, storage and energy efficiency in tea factories," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, January 23, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We must prioritize investments in infrastructure to facilitate deployment of technologies that would help farmers contain post-harvest losses,” External link

coastweek Friday, January 20, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There is no denying this continent has a huge reservoir of untapped technologies and innovations that can offer a durable solution to the crises of food loss and waste,” External link

coastweek Friday, January 20, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “It is critical for African governments to incentivize the private sector to invest in storage facilities that can protect grains from attack by pests and diseases,” External link

coastweek Friday, January 20, 2017 11:26:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The Ministry (of Devolution and Planning) continues to distribute relief food to all affected counties and the numbers are expected to increase from the current 1.5 million to 2 million people by the end of January, 2017,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "We have convened a national taskforce that has met and developed an action plan for the country," External link

coastweek Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "We have convened a national taskforce that has met and developed an action plan for the country," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:39:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We must prioritize investments in infrastructure to facilitate deployment of technologies that would help farmers contain post-harvest losses," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There is no denying this continent has a huge reservoir of untapped technologies and innovations that can offer a durable solution to the crises of food loss and waste," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "It is critical for African governments to incentivize the private sector to invest in storage facilities that can protect grains from attack by pests and diseases," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Post harvest is critical. It is an issue which should not be left to the government. We have to employ all strategies to bring in the private sector and institutions of higher learning to ensure we reduce the loss and wastage," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "You only need to go to Wakulima Market to see the loss. You will see cars trampling on food; it is really a serious problem. We are the biggest victims of the post-harvest loses. If we continue losing 30 per cent, how then are we going to feed our people?" External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Human livelihoods and human endeavour is centred on whether you are able to feed yourself. Any progress of any country is centred on first and foremost feeding yourself," "You cannot undertake anything if the stomach is empty," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are providing linkage between production and market for horticulture farmers. We are also fighting aflatoxin in cereals through technology and providing capacity building to farmers” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett warned : “There is increased demand for maize and if unchecked the export of the produce will adversely affect the local food stocks,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, December 19, 2016 5:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett warned : “There is increased demand for maize and if unchecked the export of the produce will adversely affect the local food stocks,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 19, 2016 4:41:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Revamping of coffee sector is a top priority in the government to make it a leading foreign exchange earner. We have lined up new measures to boost coffee production and increase its uptake in the local and foreign markets,” External link

coastweek Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We intend to diversify export destination for coffee by focusing on markets in South Korea, China and Poland,” External link

coastweek Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Kenya aims to produce 300,000 metric tons of coffee in the immediate future if we incentivize smallholders through better market linkages and planting of pest and disease resistant varieties,” External link

coastweek Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This surveillance program also ensures that other important trans-boundary animal diseases are controlled to safeguard our livestock herds and trade," External link

coastweek Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We, however, have official confirmation from the veterinary authorities in Tanzania that the outbreak was indeed anthrax and not rinderpest," External link

coastweek Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There is a serious danger of food insecurity. There 'lies a bad joke' that our farmers have only three years left to produce food which makes the future of food security blurred. On the other hand, latest census shows that out of a population of 42 million, youth, women and children comprise 32.7 million," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:44:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There is a serious danger of food insecurity. There ‘lies a bad joke’ that our farmers have only three years left to produce food which makes the future of food security blurred. On the other hand, latest census shows that out of a population of 42 million, youth, women and children comprise 32.7 million,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This technology allows farmers to reap the benefit of improved prices, which are normally depressed during harvesting period,” External link

coastweek Friday, November 18, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have embarked in enhancing strong relationship with key stakeholders such as the farmers, input suppliers, market agents, ginners, spinners and textile millers, in order to boost self-regulation and also promote not only production but also value and consumption of cotton,” External link

coastweek Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “One major constraint is the high cost of inputs. However, since the inception of revival initiatives, the Kenyan Government’s emphasis has been on enhancing strong relationships with key stakeholders such as the farmers, input suppliers, market agents, ginners, spinners and textile millers to boost self-regulation and also promote not only production but also value and consumption of cotton,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 14, 2016 10:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have embarked in enhancing strong relationship with key stakeholders such as the farmers, input suppliers, market agents, ginners, spinners and textile millers, in order to boost self-regulation and also promote not only production but also value and consumption of cotton," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:46:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are looking forward to incorporating all stakeholders in achieving better soil protection given that Kenyan farmers are currently getting barely 25 percent of the potential yields," External link

coastweek Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have to prepare for future challenges by enhancing soil capacity to adapt to pressures under a changing climate," External link

coastweek Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are looking forward to incorporating all stakeholders in achieving better soil protection given that Kenyan farmers are currently getting barely 25 percent of the potential yields," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 8, 2016 2:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have to prepare for future challenges by enhancing soil capacity to adapt to pressures under a changing climate," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 8, 2016 2:55:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Things have since changed. We have put in place structures to ensure private investors get licences within the shortest time possible," External link

standardmedia Monday, November 7, 2016 11:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have established this fund so that traders can have an easy access to cash in form of loans to help in purchasing the animals from affected areas,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government will offer a rebate of up to $5 per bag in order to cushion the farmer against losses associated with the erratic rains experienced this year,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about The Deputy ) : "The company can only be revived if there is enough cotton grown in this area. Once it is revived, it will create employment to many unemployed youth," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We cannot allow some middlemen to exploit farmers. We want farmers to be cautious of cartels that have caused problems in the markets and only sell their wheat and maize produce at the standardised prices to make good returns,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The emergency livestock off-take intervention will target livestock at risk of starvation due to the effects of the ongoing drought," External link

coastweek Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:20:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "In addition, we anticipate that short rain harvest will add another 7 million bags, bringing our production at par with the consumption levels of 40 million bags annually," External link

coastweek Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:20:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This continent must find innovative ways to feed the ever-growing population against a backdrop of climate induced stresses like droughts and floods. Investment in climate smart agriculture is an option we cannot downplay,” External link

coastweek Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This continent has articulated clearly the critical role of climate smart agriculture to improve rural livelihoods. It guarantees communities food and nutrition security alongside jobs for youth and women,” External link

coastweek Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The Kenyan government is fully behind a continental pact that calls for adoption of climate smart agriculture by 25 million households before 2025,” External link

coastweek Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:54:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We were given the powers to extend their term until their report is complete. I met them and they are doing a wonderful job by creating opportunities for other users of miraa products. The recommendations will help farmers in handling their crop," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 9, 2016 9:44:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : “We want to incorporate the youth who are energetic and creative to employ technology in agriculture” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 2, 2016 12:21:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We do not want a situation where farmers will be exploited like has been the case in the past. That’s why we have asked the NCPB to immediately start buying maize from farmers,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:28:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “As members of a trading bloc, we are not supposed to block maize from the region because we have signed protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production to remain relevant in the market,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “But we really find that the crops from Uganda are more competitive than ours and this really gives our farmers challenge to be more competitive in production,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in, we are a bloc, we are the East African Community and we have signed a protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market," External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 5:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in, we are a bloc, we are the East African Community and we have signed a protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, September 26, 2016 3:33:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in we are a block, we are East African Community and we have signed protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 26, 2016 1:58:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are not supposed to stop maize from coming in we are a block, we are East African Community and we have signed protocol. We challenge our farmers to be more competitive in crops production in order to remain relevant in the market,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : ''We want to engage the youth to use technology to invest in agriculture in order to boost business in the Country. Its unfortunate the average age for farmers in this country is 60, while the youth have been ignored. We want to incorporate the youth who are still active to employ technology in agriculture in a bid to improve on productivity in the sector,'' External link

standardmedia Monday, September 26, 2016 11:37:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Friday, September 23, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “In developing the power agreement between the two organisations, one power was cleverer than the other. There is need to review the contract,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The SDL had made millers complacent because they knew that there was always funds available that they would run for whenever they are late in paying farmers or in need of some cash for maintenance,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:51:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya has been collaborating with China in the field of agriculture to enhance productivity of this sector. We encourage Chinese investors to explore our agro-chemical industry that has potential for growth," External link

china Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:51:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "China is a leading producer and exporter of fertilizers and chemicals for management of crop diseases and pests. The country can help us develop our own agro-chemicals industry," External link

china Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:51:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have covered a new milestone in our journey towards a continent free from hunger and malnutrition,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This is a breakthrough. We had a difficult time in horticulture rejections at our export zones and airports. I am happy this problem will be resolved with the launch of this system,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The system will not be applied on export products only. We will also use it for products meant for local consumption... because we are also concerned with what our people eat,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett added : “With the eradication of the U99 wheat disease that destroyed farms and the introduction of new resistant varieties, local wheat is expected to become competitive in the near future,” External link

coastweek Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett added : "With the eradication of the U99 wheat disease that destroyed farms and the introduction of new resistant varieties, local wheat is expected to become competitive in the near future," External link

coastweek Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have covered a new milestone in our journey towards a continent free from hunger and malnutrition," External link

coastweek Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "This is a breakthrough. We had a difficult time in horticulture rejections at our export zones and airports. I am happy this problem will be resolved with the launch of this system," External link

coastweek Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : "We are not there yet, and we should not blow our trumpet, our part ourselves in the back, there is a lot to be done," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are ready to write proposals and sell all our proposals so as we get the money we require transforming our country's agriculture," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We know there were times when we were facing a lot of issues in rejection of our products but we did not know who had done it, especially small-holder farmers, and aggregation became a major issue when whole consignments were refused,” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 9, 2016 11:46:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This is a breakthrough. We had a difficult time in horticulture rejections at our export zones and airports. I am happy this problem will be resolved with the launch of this system,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 9, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We are not there yet, and we should not blow our trumpet, our part ourselves in the back, there is a lot to be done,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are ready to write proposals and sell all our proposals so as we get the money we require transforming our country’s agriculture,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “This trend is to blame for the low productivity in the sector despite efforts by the government,” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:23:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We have over the years witnessed attempts by various stakeholders to transform the agriculture sector but real growth is yet to be realized,” External link

coastweek Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:23:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have no option (as African countries) but to come together and make agriculture central in our activities because even industrialisation in Africa will never succeed if it is not agro-based. Agriculture is the main natural resource we as Africans have,” “This AGRF is an opportunity for us in Africa to re-look at agriculture and it is an opportunity to bring policy-makers and agro-partners together so that they can consider agriculture as being central in our daily lives. It is our realisation that economic development without agriculture is going to be meaningless in Africa because over 70 per cent of the people in Africa are engaged in agriculture in one way or another” External link

postzambia Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett explained : “Agriculture plays a significant role in improving the Gross Domestic Product of African countries and given the key role it plays, what then are we doing in Africa to ensure that it (agriculture) is actually developed? In other words, what are we doing to create more transformation in agriculture? So, we are happy that AGRF has convened this meeting in Nairobi and this is coming at a time when African countries have come up with so many frameworks towards development of agriculture and as the theme of this conference says, I think all African countries must seize the moment and be on the already established momentum to develop agriculture even more,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Let us think of how to mechanise agriculture because by and large, you still see African farmers using oxen to farm, you still see direct human labour being applied to grow food in Africa. [But] we can never mechanise agriculture in Africa if we still rely on women with babies on their backs to produce food; that’s not the kind of mechanisation we are looking at” External link

postzambia Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:35:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have to make this sector commercially viable if we are to engage our youth to take it up as a serious business," External link

iol Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are committed to pushing through the policy and financial reforms that can make farming and other agriculture businesses an economically and environmentally sustainable way of life," External link

iol Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There was no justification at all for millers to raise the cost of flour when maize prices have been relatively cheap this year,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:32:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We shall be setting a bad precedent if we compensate farmers after a natural disaster,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Out of the number, 45 percent work in the public sector spread all over the country,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The presence of facilities demonstrates that Kenya has Biosafety facilities for modern biotechnology which are adequately equipped to international standards for detecting, testing and assessing the safety of genetically modified foods,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is now food-secure and we are working to make the country self-sufficient in food,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people,” External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have set an Inter-Agency committee to spearhead this process since IUU fishing is a serious global problem," External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : "We are now in the process of purchasing an offshore patrol vessel and a number of compliance inspectors have been trained," External link

coastweek Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is now food-secure and we are working to make the country self-sufficient in food,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “A lot still needs to be done toward building the necessary human resources capacities to effectively and safely handle such pathogens,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett added : “We need to reduce trade barriers, trans-boundary movements and strengthen expertise across the region to benefit farmers,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Out of the number, 45 percent work in the public sector spread all over the country,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The presence of facilities demonstrates that Kenya has Biosafety facilities for modern biotechnology which are adequately equipped to international standards for detecting, testing and assessing the safety of genetically modified foods,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 19, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya and Brazil are yet to agree on the pricing and this is the reason why it has taken long for a deal to be reached. From the look of things, it is possible that we might not get this equipment from there," External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:50:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya and Brazil are yet to agree on the pricing and this is the reason why it has taken long for a deal to be reached. From the look of things, it is possible that we might not get this equipment from there,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya and Brazil are yet to agree on the pricing and this is the reason why it has taken long for a deal to be reached. From the look of things, it is possible that we might not get this equipment from there,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:38:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:04:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Kenya is food secure and we are working to ensure we remain food-sufficient," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is now food secure and we are working on making the country self-sufficient in food,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 15, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people," External link

allafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “There will be a plan on how technology transfer will be done so that we make it cool for young people,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 15, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We are working on the matter and the money will be given out very soon,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:39:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have instituted enforceable contract agreements between millers and the farmers,” “This will ensure there is plenty and quality raw materials” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:39:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “What Kenya’s sugar industry needs is a serious private developer who will come in with the right technology that would make the operations profitable,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:12:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Fertilizer is a major component that the government identified to reduce cost of production and ensure productivity goes up. The manufacture will be throughout the year, delays due to logistical nightmare will be a thing of the past,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:47:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Soil sampling was conducted for various ecological zones to have the fertilizer work well with the zones. Demonstrations have so far shown that the input increases farm productivity,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:47:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "Fertiliser is a major component that the government identified to reduce cost of production and ensure productivity goes up," External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “Fertiliser is a major component that the government identified to reduce cost of production and ensure productivity goes up,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:34:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Before the next consignment of imported wheat arrives in the country, the Ministry will constitute a pricing committee that will set prices of wheat to enable our farmers make good money from their harvest,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 22, 2016 10:30:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The market of avocado is so huge and the government is determined to ensure the farming thrives," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : "The market of avocado is so huge and the government is determined to ensure the farming thrives," External link

nation-ke Friday, July 15, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The technology, that will be operational next year, will ensure farmers plant certified seed and increase production,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:54:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We are pursuing the abandonment route as opposed to setting a budget aside for the debt and the NCPB has already committed the same to the KRA,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 4, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The government’s attention has been drawn to recent press reports indicating there is maize shortage in the country. I wish to affirm we have enough maize to feed Kenyans in the next three months when the harvest is expected," External link

coastweek Friday, July 1, 2016 10:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Let me reiterate that maize in the country’s strategic food reserves is of high quality and the government has put sound mechanisms in place to ensure maize released to millers is free from contamination," External link

coastweek Friday, July 1, 2016 10:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "It has been noted that prices of maize flour have gone up in the last two months. The government has convened stakeholders meeting to mitigate fluctuation of retail price for maize flour," External link

coastweek Friday, July 1, 2016 10:22:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “We have resolved that one million-90kg bags of maize should be released to address the shortage that has seen the prices of flour go up by Sh4,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:48:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The market is still there for the fertiliser, the demand keeps growing day after another and we should not be scared with the establishment of other factories in the region,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Millers should stop causing unnecessary panic among Kenyans by misleading the country that there is shortage of food. We have more than 10 million bags enough to feed the country until the next harvesting season," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "Millers should stop causing unnecessary panic among Kenyans by misleading the country that there is shortage of food. We have more than 10 million bags enough to feed the country until the next harvesting season," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett added ( about Centre ) : “The automated system will ensure transparency on how the tea from farmers is auctioned at the Tea Trade Centre in Mombasa,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The intention is not to kill recycling of seeds which is a traditional method but to bring farmers to an environment where they can get high yields and value for their money,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kalro is a key institution and we have to get the required funds for its operations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:21:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Kenya is once again hosting a high profile event. With this comes numerous opportunities for all stakeholders. This is especially so for people seeking to interact with expert and influencers in the sector,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, June 21, 2016 4:45:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We have urged the Dutch Government to help us with the acquisition of pasteurisers that will play an instrumental role in addressing the health challenges that we are facing resulting from the sale of untreated milk," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:20:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We have urged the Dutch Government to help us with the acquisition of pasteurisers that will play an instrumental role in addressing the health challenges that we are facing resulting from the sale of untreated milk,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett says : "Millers cannot purport that there is a shortage of maize in the country as a justification for price increase. The current cost of the flour is uncalled for," External link

allafrica Monday, June 20, 2016 2:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett says : “Millers cannot purport that there is a shortage of maize in the country as a justification for price increase. The current cost of the flour is uncalled for,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 20, 2016 12:23:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The Agriculture Principal Secretary will be here in two weeks to discuss the way forward for creating this industry, besides other developmental matters,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 18, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government is committed to streamlining the sugar sector to ensure both farmers and millers benefit, unlike in the past where farmers suffered despite their concerted efforts in sugarcane farming,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 18, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We want it to be disease-free, and to determine that, we must subject it to various tests," External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The kind of MoU we are building is in the area of value addition. They have been supporting us in capacity building but we are now building a new MoU to actualise in monetary terms," External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:27:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The oversupply of milk has been caused by the prolonged cold period in the country. Dairy processors have been receiving high volumes of milk and converting it into long life and powder milk. This has contributed to low payment to the farmers,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:16:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett told : “By principal, the Treasury is in agreement that abandonment on the taxes is possible but this has to be under stringent justification,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:14:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We are reviewing Kenya-Dutch agricultural collaboration to cover areas like dairy industry, fisheries and potato farming. A memorandum of understanding will be signed soon to realize those objectives," External link

coastweek Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:57:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The government will not allow middlemen to continue swindling farmers of their hard-earned money. The traditional process of tea which is processed and parked at the factory level going through middlemen will not continue,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “The tea industry generates billions of shillings yearly towards boosting the Kenyan economy. Action has already been taken to streamline the tea industry and ensure that millions of Kenyans who rely on the tea sector for income don’t suffer,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Prices of tea in the world market keep on fluctuating. The government plans to start tea cottage industries to deal with the problems facing the sector,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “I’m asking all the 66 KTDA factories in Kenya to install extra machines for processing of tea on value addition to enable farmers get value of tea farming. Demand for herbal tea is high in some European countries and local farmers should take advantage,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The kind of MoU we are building is in the area of value addition. They have been supporting us in capacity building but we are now building a new MoU to actualise in monetary terms," External link

allafrica Monday, June 13, 2016 5:00:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We want it to be disease-free, and to determine that, we must subject it to various tests," External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "The kind of MoU we are building is in the area of value addition. They have been supporting us in capacity building but we are now building a new MoU to actualise in monetary terms," External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 2:36:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : “We want to tell our farmers to plant crops such as macadamia and avocados. The markets for these crops are insatiable. As they maize, farmers need to diversify,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about North ) : “This programme will be championed throughout the country. We want farmers in the North Rift region to also take advantage of the Eldoret International Airport as most flights return without any cargo,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “For me, today was to listen to you and I have been listening very carefully. A doctor cannot prescribe medicine before diagnosis and investigations are done to establish the problem. To be honest with you I am now locating where the problem of pyrethrum is and the symptoms to me are very clear,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “I cannot give timelines although I operate on timelines. I need to consult with my ministry officials and come up with a workable strategy after I have read all the memorandums you have handed to me,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We want to tell our farmers to plant crops such as macadamia and avocados. The markets for these crops are insatiable. As they maize, farmers need to diversify," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said ( about North ) : "This programme will be championed throughout the country. We want farmers in the North Rift region to also take advantage of the Eldoret International Airport as most flights return without any cargo," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Willy Bett said : “Currently, only five percent of the tea produced locally is consumed by Kenyans while the rest is exported to various countries,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:10:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett told : “The company heeded a government directive to lower its maize seed prices to make it affordable for farmers but has not received funds from the government to fill the gap,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:11:00 PM EAT

Willy Bett said : "We support crop insurance for farmers among other modern ways to practise agriculture" External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:03:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary39.37%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
agriculture cabinet secretary36.83%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
agriculture minister3.60%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
minister2.96%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
cabinet secretary2.54%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
agriculture secretary1.80%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
fisheries cabinet secretary2.75%EN10/04/201704/10/2017
kenyan minister of agriculture0.11%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
secretary for agriculture1.69%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
managing director4.13%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
director2.12%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
minister for agriculture0.21%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
livestock cabinet secretary0.85%EN10/19/201619/10/2016
minister of agriculture0.21%EN07/04/201604/07/2016
livestock and fisheries cabinet secretary0.21%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
secretary cabinet secretary0.21%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
treasury cabinet secretary0.21%EN06/02/201602/06/2016
chief executive0.11%EN09/05/201405/09/2014
kenya seed company managing director0.11%SA09/03/201403/09/2014
Names Lang Count
Willy BettEN99.35%
Willy BettFR0.44%
Willy BettSA0.22%
Willy BettSW0.00%
Willy BettPT0.00%


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