THE Greens are to set up a country arm of the party.

Greens country MPs will meet to discuss rural policies that they will take to the party.

They aim to meet rural and farmer groups and candidates may run under the banner of "Country Greens".

Chief of peak vegetable body AusVeg Richard Mulcahy said rural groups were "starting to see the sense of having dialogue with the party that holds the balance of power in the Senate".