Who is invited?
'En Vía Láctea' is open to companies, entrepreneurs,and technological centers that have technologicaland business solutions for the production, storage,and/or distribution of raw milk, as well as theproduction of derivatives.The solutions must consider the small producers anddistributors context, as well as pointing to thefulﬁllment of the decree 1800 of 2011, by which theColombian government regulates the raw milk salefor human consumption.We also invite investors and strategic allies that willallow us to increase impact, feasibility and scaling ofthe businesses that shall be promoted within theframework of this opportunity.
Why to submit solutions
to this business opportunity?
The linkage of various actors, led by PionerosPartnership, with ANSPE and Minka-Dev support,seeks to generate inclusive business ecosystems toensure the projects feasibility and to generatepositive impact in poverty reduction andenvironmental protection.This business opportunity, with national impact,oﬀers the possibility to drive solutions with a localally in a representative area for the situation to deal,and with a suitable context, to increase thefeasibility, sustainability and scale of businesssolutions.This opportunity is a proof of the public-privatepartnerships potential to work around a commonand speciﬁc purpose to trigger businessdevelopment aligned to poverty reduction andinclusion objectives.'En Vía Láctea' is an inclusive business opportunitywhich combines proﬁts for the companiesentrepreneurs and investors, with poverty reductionand environmental protection.Raw milk continuing demand, amounting 59% ordairy market, represents a real market opportunity.To take advantage of this market it is necessary toﬁnd viable alternatives to strengthen smallproducers and distributors.Technological and business solutions resulting fromthis opportunity, have great potential of scalabilityin Colombia and Latin America, enabling businessgrowth and poverty reduction impact expansion.Technological and business solutions will beneﬁt140 indigenous and farmers families from Caucastate, as it will improve product distribution,increase their incomes and thereby their quality oflife.'En Via Lactea' contributes to food security of rawmilk consumers, as it seeks to facilitate access tosecure dairy products at aﬀordable prices.
June 18th to September 8th2013.
September 9th to 23th 2013.
Announcement of selected solution:
Business model co-creation with community,investors and detectors in Medellin, Colombia:
Weekof October 21st or week of October 28th 2013.
Business plan development and connection toinclusive business ecosystem:
November toDecember 15th 2013.