President Edgar A. Orden received distinct recognition as a recipient of the 2023 College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS) Distinguished Alumni Award conferred by the University of the Philippines Los Baños Alumni Association, Inc. (UPLBAA) during the 105th Loyalty Day Awards Night held today, October 8 at the UPLB Baker Hall, Los Baños, Laguna.
An expert in Animal Nutrition, President Orden earned his master’s degree in Animal Science at UPLB in 1989. He was commended for his valuable achievements and outstanding contributions in the field of agriculture specifically in the goat industry.
During his directorship at the CLSU Small Ruminant Center, he was able to lead various national programs such as the National Dairy Goat and Slaughter Goat Programs which maximized the potential of the goat industry in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, during his tenure as the Vice President for Business Affairs, he expanded the Income Generating Project of CLSU and supported the establishment of the Agriculture and Food Technology Business Incubator program assisting potential entrepreneurs within the region in their product development and entrepreneurial skills.
As a dynamic leader, President Orden facilitated the sharing of CLSU-generated technologies to the nearby communities through the establishment of the Techno Village Program, eFARM Academy, and Agri-ATM, among others, and continuously supported the R&D efforts of the University. Moreover, under his term, CLSU forged linkages with national and international R&D institutions placing the University in various Global Rankings.
The UPLB College Distinguished Alumni Awards is bestowed to alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and excellence and contributed significantly in their field.
Consequently, he also received recognition from the
Philippine Society of Animal Nutritionists (PHILSAN) for his 20 years of service and great contribution as a researcher in the field of animal science in the Philippines.
Indeed, President Orden is a transformative leader, researcher, academician, and administrator who brought impact to the community and beyond borders through academic and R&D initiatives.