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The Batooro tribe is well-known for its colourful handcrafts, such as baskets, shopping bags and furniture. To guard against the disappearance of this knowledge, TBG has developed a programme to promote the domestication and conservation of natural dye plants. Today, numerous trees, shrubs and herbs, are cultivated to produce dyes, for coloured fibers (handcraft), food coloring, clothes coloration and local nail vanish and lipstick. Soon the plants will be processed in TBG, colour extraction processes will be employed in varying degrees according to the species, to obtain yellow, orange, brown, green and black dyes among others.