Agricultural land grabs threaten local property rights and sustainable development Written by ArriannaMarie on October 21, 2011. Published in The great land rush With large-scale agricultural investments on the rise, the rights of local people must be protected, according to the World Resources Institute. read more Tags: land grabs, property rights, sustainable development ArriannaMarie Writer. UChicago Grad Student. Novelist-in-Progress. Budding Activist. Researcher. Consultant. Prolific Reader. History Buff. Lover of all things Africa. You can find my blog on human trafficking and development issues in Africa here.