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Bridget Aito- Bobadoye

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Kenya, Nairobi General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
PhD Fellowship Alumna
Academic Background


2017 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Currently researching in the field of pollinator health and nutrition. Present research focus is : Ecological, behavioural and biochemical traits of African meliponine bees in a biodiverse hotspot of Kenya. This study aims to identify meliponine bee species in Taita hills of Kenya and further understand their behavioural traits essential for pollination (foraging ) such as recognition and recruitment behaviours. This will confirm their potential as alternative pollinators to the Honey bee (Apis mellifera).

Research Keywords: 
chemical ecology
pollination biology
insect pollinators
African meliponine bees

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 


International center for insect physiology and ecology (icipe)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Oct 2012
OWSD Fellowship

Other Awards

Mar 2011
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2012

PHD Graduation 2017

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