Recently, pastoralis have become increasingly interested in other activities other than rearing of cattles. They have been encouraged and lured by the Mount Bamboutos Initiative. Through this project, the Bororos are seen participating in training workshops in diverse domains. One of these domains being tree planting. This community intend to establish an integrated diversified farming system around their area.
The pastoralist community is a subgroup of the Fulani people sometimes referred to as Bororos or Mbororos, a name used by other populations, meaning “abandoned shepherds”. Bororos are traditionally nomadic pastoralists and traders, whose migrations led them into southern Niger, northern Nigeria, northeastern Cameroon, southwestern Chad and western parts of the Central African Republic.
In recent years, they have also penetrated Congo-Kinshasa, in the regions of Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele, bordering the Central African Republic and Sudan, and also in the southern part of Cameroon. Today, they are scattered in all the divisions of Cameroon. Those of the Bamboutos division are located in the highlands of the Mt. Bamboutos. The men are primary shepherds and women house wives.