Zida studied plant pathology at the Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences, Joseph KY-ZERBO University and obtained her DEA in 2001. She then joined the research team of Dr Paco SEREME at the Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA). She obtained her Unique Doctorate in 2009 in the same Institution. After several research works in the field of bio-control, coordination of collaborative research projects, and supervision of several MS and PhD students, she obtained the position of Chargé de Recherche, then that of Maître de Recherche. She has published more than 40 articles in scientific journals.