Title : THE 60TH IFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN Seoul
Stamp Serial#
1682 
KPC#
C-1278 
MICHEL#
1706 
StanGib#
1991 
Scott#
1678 
Date of Issue
05/25/1992 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
100Won 
Design
The seeder 
Designer
Chun, Hee-han 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
Hoping to promote agricultural productivity, which has been the top issue in our society, the "IFA" will hold its 60th Annual Conference in Seoul.

The "International Fertilizer Industry Association" headquartered in Paris, France was founded in England, 1927 for the purpose of production and marketing of fertilizer; and collecting and providing information about agricultural management in the midst of raising the importance of fertilizer.

In its 60th annual conference, the stress will be put on the following subjects, encouragement of scientific study for the promotion on the production and usage of fertilizer, and the technical cooperation of each company producing fertilizer and its basic materials.

In the mean time, we can find many records of fertilizer through the history of our country, a traditional agricultural one, such as the ways of making fertilizer in "Forestry Economics", written by Hong Man-sun in the reign of Suk-Jong, Cho-Sun Dynasty, who proposed using lime in the cool watered rice field to make seed's germination easier. "Hae-dong Agricultural Document", written by Suh Ho-su of the reign of Jungo-Jo.

The modern agricultural history of producing fertilizer in Korea began with the production of ammonium sulfate in Pusan, 1910, and has reached the stage of production amounting to 1.2 million tons annually, with the facility capable of producing 4 million tons.

The Ministry of Communications issues this Postage Stamp, evaluating high for the achievements which IFA has provided for the agricultural development and the enhancement of food productivity, and hoping for the elimination of World food shortage in production and the swift improvement of the unbalanced stage in the supply of food.