The Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) is looking to grow its farmer numbers by a proposed 25 per cent.
With 600 farmers currently part of TSDG, it is looking to increase the size of the pool by 25 per cent and more details, including how farmers can possibly sign up, will emerge when the TSDG review finishes this November.
Set up in 2007, the TSDG also announced it will pay farmers 30.58ppl from November 1, 2015, after the latest six monthly price review. This is a fall from the current price of 30.93ppl.
Matt Simister, Tesco commercial director of fresh food and commodities, said: "Over the summer we have been carrying out a collaborative review with members of the TSDG, to help us to continue to partner with our farmers in a sustainable way, adapting to the significant changes we’ve seen across the whole of British Agriculture as well as dairy in recent years.
"As we near the end of the process, we are confident that we’ll be able to increase the number of direct relationships with our core TSDG pool farms by over a quarter by Spring 2016, helping us to further cement our lead as British Agricultures biggest supporter."