The World Food Programme (WFP) needs between eight and ten million US dollars to maintain until December its food aid programme in Mozambique, which assists half a million people. WFP representative Lola de Castro told the Maputo paper "Noticias", "let us try to buy now at harvest time when there is a surplus in the north of the country. This will also help farmers marketing their produce. Some districts in Tete have had a good harvest this year. It is places like these where we are trying to buy produce for distribution in the coming months".