Born in Ukerewe Island (Tanzania) in 1946 Prof. Lwoga trained as an agriculturist at Makerere University, Kampala in Uganda then joined the then Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDSM) at Morogoro as a Tutorial Assistant in 1971.
In the following year, he was awarded a Commonwealth Academic Staff scholarship to undertake studies on the productivity and quality of perennial ryegrass at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (United Kingdom) which culminated in the award of a PhD degree in 1975.
In the next ten years or so, Prof. Lwoga taught undergraduate and graduate students and conducted researchin tropical pasture productivity and management at Morogoro. In 1980 he won a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship for Senior Scholars (USA) which enabled him undertake research on “nitrogen fixation and transfer in grazed grass-legume mixed pastures” at the University of Hawaii (USA).
In 1982 he attended a course on “rangeland ecology, management and productivity” in the USSR, under the sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme. When SUA was established in 1984 (replacing the Faculty of Agriculture of UDSM).