Sharing Soya-Growing Techniques
Agriculture|September 2017

AFTER THE SUCCESS he has had in organically cultivating soya plants and subsequently processing his own yield, Mer Layson now wants to share his hard-earned expertise with those who want to venture into the local soybean industry.

Julio P. Yap, Jr.

He and his wife Mary Ann had a rough road to travel before they were able to establish their business as soya cultivators and soybean processors. In September 2013, they started their KKK project with a modest amount of capital after completing a training session initiated by PhilMech. “KKK” stands for the names of their three children, Kyla, Kyle, and Kevin.

The couple now has a stable source of raw materials from their own farm in Mexico, Pampanga. Layson’s farm organically produces about 120 sacks of soybeans per cropping season—enough to supply the needs of their KKK venture. In addition, their KKK venture was also able to generate modest employment opportunities for several workers. Enterprising individuals have also benefited by selling the soya products in their respective areas.

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