Jordan has worked with family farmers and rural communities on social and economic justice issues in agriculture since 2008. Jordan’s professional career began with the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, leading grassroots organizing efforts to strengthen farmer lands rights in the southeastern U.S. in response to predatory practices by the fossil fuel industry. In 2012 he shifted his professional focus to the international policy arena with the Food and Agriculture Organization, where he worked with civil society organizations to promote agroecology, strengthen smallholder producer organizations, and implement community land rights initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Jordan holds a joint Master of Science in International Rural Development from Wageningen University (Netherlands), and received his BA in International Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally from the mountains of western North Carolina, Jordan is currently based in Washington, DC.