Tanzania earned US $ 226.9 million from the exports of raw cashew nut (RCN) in the 2022-23 fiscal, new markets and prices can be tapped into through processing of cashews. In September 2023, the Tanzanian Government initiated new policies, ensuring all exported cashews are no longer raw and need to be processed by 2026-27 to benefit farmers from value added products and premium price. Exportable surplus raw cashewnuts quantity from Africa likely to reduce in coming years. Other processing countries should find alternative ways for the supply of RCN required for their processing needs.