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January 23, 2015 13:49 ET

Focus Ventures Ltd.'s President and Director Are Interviewed by The Mining Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2015) - The planet's population is growing by 60 million each year. More crops on less land will mean farmers will have to use more fertilizer, and that's an investment thesis worthy of a closer look. Savvy investors will want to take a look at phosphate, a key element in fertilizer, and the companies that mine it. Focus Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FCV) is earning a 70% stake in a phosphate project in Peru that should be a low-cost producer for decades to come. In this interview with The Mining Report, Focus President and Director David Cass and Vice President of Corporate Development Ralph Rushton discuss some the finer points of the phosphate market and their flagship Bayovar 12 project.

The Mining Report: Focus Ventures Ltd. has been described as a "pure phosphate play." Is this a story that sells?

Ralph Rushton: David and I have been on the road a lot over the last year, marketing the project and the company. We've been to conferences with fertilizer manufacturers and the usual investment conferences, such as those run by Cambridge House and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. The key is getting through this part of the downturn. We're not dealing with a grassroots project looking at copper or gold anomalies somewhere in the mountains -- and that goes down well with potential institutional investors. Bayovar 12 is a more advanced development-stage project where you can clearly see...

Continue reading this interview with Ralph Rushton and David Cass: Geology and Logistics Make the Bayovar 12 Phosphate Project Tough to Beat

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Focus Ventures Ltd. paid The Mining Report to conduct, produce and distribute the interview. Ralph Rushton and David Cass had final approval of the content and are wholly responsible for the validity of the statements. Opinions expressed are the opinions of Ralph Rushton and David Cass and not of The Energy Report, The Mining Report, or its officers.

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