Exhibit 31.1

Certification Required by Rule 13a-14(a)

I, James T. Prokopanko, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this amendment to the annual report on Form 10-K of The Mosaic Company;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

Date: July 30, 2012

 

/s/ James T. Prokopanko

James T. Prokopanko

Chief Executive Officer and President

The Mosaic Company