This view was seconded by Bruno Losch, Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). Policies tend to be like silos as there are policies for climate, policies for agriculture and other issues. “There are policies for this and that, but policy makers and analysts must recognize, that these policies tend to feed in each other.” “If reality is sliced too thinly, the point is missed. People live in places, not sectors! We must re-articulate sectors in space”, he said underlining a territorial approach and strengthening linkages between urban and rural development.
There was consensus regarding the drivers of migration: poverty, financial insecurity, environmental degradation and conflicts. Nadijurou Sall, Network of Farmers and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations from West Africa (ROPPA), articulated the viewpoint for Civil Sector Mechanism and discussed the challenges, namely, lack of education in the agricultural sector, a territorial approach to migration, and the status of youth and their access to financial mechanisms. He backed the statement with concrete figures: “80 percent of the poor live in rural areas. 40 percent have no basic education. 75 percent of young people in Africa live under the poverty threshold." The trend calls for massive concern towards youth, he continued: "Three million young people arrive on the labour market per year, but only 900,000 jobs are available for them.". Sall therefore encouraged the application of public policies that support employability and inclusion of young people in rural sectors.