In the equation on food security, the focus of the debate has been mainly on the effects of global warming, climate change, severe droughts, flash floods, accelerated urbanisation, marginalisation of farmers, phyto-sanitary challenges, inequity in technology diffusion, expensive bank collaterals, soaring oil prices and shift to biofuels. However, less attention seems to  be given to the consequences of surging prices of phosphate rock. Little thought has been given in understanding how the underlying link between phosphate rock and global food security can contribute to mitigate the future food crises.