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France—Western Europe’s breadbasket—experienced a catastrophic year for wheat production in 2016. Researchers from INRA, CNRS and CEA have shown for 2016, as well as other years, that the abnormally high temperatures at the end of the autumn accentuated the negative effect of excessive precipitation on wheat production the following spring. These extreme climate conditions, some of which are likely to recur in the future, raise issues for agricultural production as well as crop yield forecasts. The results of this research were published in the 24 April 2018 issue of Nature Communications.
 The Agronomy unit (INRA/AgroParistech), Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences (CNRS/CEA/UVSQ) and Laboratory for Climate, Environment, Coupling and Uncertainties (CNRS/Cerfacs) are working together on this project which is part of the Institute for Convergence (CLAND: https://cland.lsce.ipsl.fr/.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.