The film tells about one of the experimental sites of the Institute of Deserts in the Turkmen SSR. Turkmenistan. Scientists conduct research on strengthening the food base of deserts, create standards and develop a methodology for improving desert pastures, talk about their work (sinhr.). Landscapes: Taklamakan Desert, forest belts, gardens, forests. Building of the Center for Research and Training on Combating Desertification. China. Station of the Institute of Deserts of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the city of Landzhou. Monument to Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Turkmen SSR M.P. Petrov.